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Many Local County Unemployment Rates Decreased in August

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NBCRightNow.com - State unemployment rates in Washington went up slightly in August but many local county rates went down.

Washington's unemployment rate is up for the second month in a row from 6.9% in July to 7.0% in August. However, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, and Kittitas Counties decreased while Yakima County increased.

Benton County: 8.1% to 7.8%
Franklin County: 8.8% to 7.5%
Walla Walla County: 6.8% to 6.1%
Kittitas: 7.8% to 7.0%
Yakima: 8.0% to 8.8%

 

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