YAKIMA, Wash.-- The
latest data shows a dip in the unemployment rate for Yakima County, which is
good news for those looking for jobs.
this summer seasonal agriculture workers are not as common as in years past.
year, we have seen a 20% decrease in the number of seasonal workers in the
valley, which is not good news for farmers in the region, and impacts everyone.
big three are dependent on agriculture, such as fruit packing houses, which is
technically part of the wholesale trade category, trucking and food processing,"
said local labor economist, Don Meseck.
It's not all bad news though. Non-seasonal
agriculture employment is up 5% this year adding more than 2,000 jobs compared
to this time last year.