WASHINGTON - Economists are predicting more U.S. job cuts in the next few months, on top of the 80,000 that were already cut in March.
They predict the jobless rate to peak at about six percent early next year. Analysys say roughly two million jobs could be cut as a result of a recession that may have already begun.
Construction workers, real-estate agents, and auto workers could be among the hardest hit.
As of January, the Yakima County unemployment rate stood at 9.1%, which is slightly higher than it was in 2007.