Franklin County, WA monthly unemployment update

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January 27, 2023

Franklin County, WA monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Franklin County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of November 2022.

Franklin County had a 6.2% unemployment rate in November 2022, marking a 1.6% increase from a month ago. Washington reported a 4.0% unemployment rate in November, which is the 19th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month dropped to 3.5% but is still 0.4% lower than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Kennewick, WA metropolitan area was 5.3%, which is 0.9% lower than Franklin County. Kennewick has the 60th highest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Unemployment rates in neighboring counties
#1. Grant County, WA: 6.5%
#2. Franklin County, WA: 6.2%
#3. Columbia County, WA: 5.3%
#4. Benton County, WA: 5.0%
#5. Walla Walla County, WA: 4.1%
#6. Whitman County, WA: 3.7%

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Washington
#1. Ferry County: 10.3%
#2. Pacific County: 7.7%
#3. Wahkiakum County: 7.5%
#4. Grays Harbor County: 7.4%
#5. Garfield County: 7.3%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Washington
#1. King County: 2.8%
#2. Snohomish County: 3.1%
#3. Whitman County: 3.7%
#4. Asotin County: 3.8%
#5. San Juan County: 4.1%

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