Tri-Cities sees nonfarm jobs grow in May

June 25, 2013 

— The Tri-Cities gained about 900 nonfarm jobs between April and May, according to data released Tuesday by the state Employment Security Department.

Still, unemployment rose slightly to about 8.7 percent in May, compared to April’s rate of 8.4 percent.

Jobs added in construction, manufacturing and education and health services contributed to the increase in nonfarm jobs to a total of 100,300 in May.

That’s about 100 jobs fewer than the Tri-Cities had in May of last year. Other nonfarm industries made up for most of the year-over-year loss of 1,200 jobs in professional and business services, which can be attributed to Hanford layoffs.

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