County Jobs Report Released for February 2014

Local unemployment numbers have been released for February and statewide, the unemployment rate was 6.4%.

Last month, Franklin County had the highest unemployment rate in our area at 11.8%, followed by Yakima County at 11.4%.

Walla Walla County had the lowest unemployment rate in our area at 7.9%.

Here's a look at the local unemployment numbers along with the percentage of change from January to February 2014:

Benton 8.8% (+.4%)

Franklin 11.8% (+.5%)

Kittitas 9.2% (+1.2%)

Walla Walla 7.9% (+.7%)

Yakima 11.4% (+.5%)