Here is a breakdown of the unemployment numbers from the counties in our region for the month of September:
Yakima has the highest unemployment rate at 8.5%. Walla Walla has the lowest at 6.5 %. One of the significant numbers comes from Benton County where the rate dropped from 7.1% to 6.9% in August. The statewide unemployment number improved from August to September from 9.3% to 9.1%.