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%)