Yakima County's jobless rate ties for lowest ever in October

The streak of strong year-over-year jobs data continued in October for Yakima County, with one of the lowest jobless rates ever recorded for that m...

November 30, 2022
12:12 PM

The streak of strong year-over-year jobs data continued in October for Yakima County, with one of the lowest jobless rates ever recorded for that month, and the 19th straight month of improved nonfarm employment.Data released Wednesday from the state's Employment Security Department shows the local unemployment rate of 4.7% tied October 2017 for Yakima County's lowest rate for that month since the data began to be recorded electronically in 1990, said Don Meseck, regional labor economist.The state as a whole enjoyed similar statistics, with Washington state's 3.

Joel Donofrio