YAKIMA, Wash -- Yakima County followed the state-wide trend and saw its unemployment rate drop. The August unemployment rate for Yakima County was 7.3%.
An improving economy is creating jobs in a number of industries. Employers are adding construction, agriculture and food processing jobs.
But the strong economy is also creating one big problem for employers and recruiters like Larry Sanchez.
"The challenge right now is getting enough workers," said Sanchez. "Because of the fact that there are new jobs opening, that have been created in the past couple of months, there are not enough workers in specific areas were jobs have been created."
Sanchez also belives that unemployment could go as low as 5% if they could just fill all of the open positions.