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More Jobs Available in the New Year

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima County's unemployment rate is the highest it's been since 1990.

But according to a recent study, more jobs will be available nationwide after the New Year. The hiring firm "Manpower" polled over 14,000 employers and 22% said they intend to increase their payroll in the first three months of 2008.

Only 12% said they plan on decreasing their payroll.

Back in October, the unemployment rate for Yakima County was 4.3%.