County Unemployment Rates Released for November
Local unemployment numbers have been released for November and statewide, the unemployment rate fell from 7% to 6.8%. However, in our local counties, the unemployment rate jumped.
Last month, Franklin County had the highest unemployment rate in our area at 9.7%, followed by Yakima County at 8.9%.
Walla Walla County had the lowest unemployment rate in our area at 5.9%.
Here's a look at the local unemployment numbers along with the percentage of change from October to November 2013:
Benton 7.5% (+.4%)
Franklin 9.7% (+3%)
Kittitas 6.5% (+.2%)
Walla Walla 5.9% (+.3%)
Yakima 8.9% (+2%)