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Yakima workers earn 15% less than national average

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Not the greatest news regarding Yakima's wages compared to the rest of country...

New data has been released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics stating that Yakima workers make 15% less than other workers nationally. 

The average worker in the Yakima area earned $19.84 per hour in May 2015, about 15% below the U.S. average of $23.23 per hour.

Management occupations in the area were highest paid at $47.28 per hour, followed by healthcare practitioner and technical occupations at $38.74 per hour.

In Yakima, transportation and material moving occupations make up 10.4% of the total local employment, compared to the 6.9% nationwide. 

The largest share of local employment is made up of office and administrative support occupations, at 13.5%.

The latest BLS News Release showing employment and wage data for occupations in the Yakima, WA metropolitan area is now available online at http://www.bls.gov/regions/west/news-release/occupationalemploymentandwages_yakima.htm.

For complete May 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics for Yakima, WA visit: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_49420.htm