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Forbes Names Yakima #1 City in America for Job Growth

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YAKIMA, Wash -- Forbes has named Yakima the number one city in the country with the strongest employment outlook for the second quarter of 2009.

According to the article, last year's strong apple harvest created jobs in packing and shipping and juicing. It also helped keep jobs through the winter.

The statistic comes from a quarterly survey by employment services firm called Manpower.

Forbes leaders say Yakima's hop industry is also a big boost for our local economy.

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