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Area unemployment numbers

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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%.