01/09/2013 10:34 am ET

County For Jobs: Yakima In Washington

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- From June 2011 to June 2012, 87.5 percent of the United States' 328 largest counties gained in employment, the government said Tuesday.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said Yakima County in the state of Washington posted the highest gain in employment for the year at 8.2 percent -- far higher than the national average of 1.8 percent.

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