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Unemployment Goes Up To 9.2% in Washington in March

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Unemployment went up to 9.2% in Washington, that means more than 300,000 people were looking for a job in March.

In the Tri-Cities unemployment is at 8.9%. Staff at WorkSource says while the numbers are high, in Tri-Cities they're expected to go down as we move further into Spring and Summer.

While many farmers are out of work, asparagus season is set to begin soon. Also many people will benefit from jobs created with stimulus money in and out of Hanford.

One thing WorkSource staff say is important for job seekers to have is a wide set of skills.

"What we teach other people, maybe you were doing construction which meant you had these really good skills, but maybe we can use them in a different industry," said Todd Dixon, at WorkSource.

While we're below 10% in Washington, the unemployment rate in Oregon is more than 12%.

The highest since 1982. WorkSource will help job seekers make their resumes appropriate for the jobs they want.

If you'd like some one-on-time with staff at WorkSource, they are open on Thursday nights until 7 p.m.