YAKIMA — While the nation's economy struggles with high inflation and two straight quarters of declining production, job numbers in Yakima County continue to improve after bottoming out during the pandemic.

Additionally, an analysis of the past 10 years of job growth shows a healthy increase in employment and wages in the county, particularly in the agricultural sector, said Don Meseck, regional labor economist with the state's Employment Security Department.

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