Tri-Cities sees nonfarm job growth in October

Tri-City Herald Staff WriterNovember 26, 2013 

— Added jobs in construction, retail, education and health services and leisure and hospitality helped the Tri-Cities see greater employment in October than the area had a year ago.

Total employment grew to more than 126,000 jobs in October, a nearly 3 percent increase from October 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the state Employment Security Department.

The more than 3,000 nonfarm jobs that have been added since the same time last year helped drop the unemployment rate in October to 7 percent. That’s up slightly from 6.8 percent September, but lower than October 2012 rate, according to the data.

The unemployment rate remains higher than the state’s 6.4 percent in October.

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