By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Weather attributed to rise in unemployment numbers


COLFAX — February saw an increase in unemployment percentages from January due to this year’s bad weather, stated Regional Economist for the county, Doug Tweedy.

The February unemployment rate was at 6.2 percent, increasing from January’s 4.6 percent unemployment rate.

“We benchmark, and we get more information from employers and businesses on their workforce,” Tweedy said, explaining that the number of workers who lost their jobs increased in February.

“That has a lot to do with the businesses, so leisure and hospitality, agriculture, construction,” Tweedy added.

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