County Unemployment Rates Rise in May

Unemployment rates rise for all local counties in May, with Franklin and Yakima Counties continuing to have the highest unemployment rates in the region.

Here are the numbers, including the percentage of change:

Benton Co. 8.2% (+.1%)

Franklin Co. 9.5% (+.1%)

Kittitas Co. 7.5% (+.4%)

Walla Walla Co. 6.7% (+.3%)

Yakima Co. 9.8% (+.1%)

Washington's preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2013 is 6.8%.