Slight Decline in Columbia Basin Unemployment Numbers

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Unemployment benefits sign

Declining numbers in the October unemployment rates for counties in the Columbia Basin.

Franklin County's rate dropped from 7.6% to 7.3%.  Benton County's dropped one tenth to 7.8%.  Yakima dropped from from 8% to 7.6%.  Walla Walla's is down to a low 5.9%.

The county with the highest unemployment rate was Wahkiakum County, at 11.7%.