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Yakima County Unemployment Rises

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Yakima, WASH-- Unemployment in Yakima County has risen from April to May according to a report put out today by the Washington State Employment Security Department.

In April there were about 11,330 people looking for work.  Last month about 200 more were unemployed.  That's nearly one percent more unemployed workers than in May of last year.  The report says this does not necessarily mean the economy is getting worse.  It could just mean more workers are re-entering the labor market.