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1,799
Job Openings
7.7%
Unemployment Rate
$41,270
Median Base Salary
94k
Population

Yakima has the 249th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Yakima area is 7%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Yakima has the 215th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Yakima is below average at $41,270, and the median cost of a home in Yakima is $157,300, which is below the national average. 17% of workers in Yakima hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 73% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Yakima. 79% of Yakima workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Yakima spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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      WorkSource Yakima-WorkSource Center Serving Yakima County

      306 Division Street
      Yakima, WA 98902
      509-574-0174