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%)