Jobless rate down again in December for Lancaster County

by an Unemployed White Male on February 1, 2011

in Business & Economy,Ephrata,Lancaster County,Politics & Government,Recession

The jobless rate for Lancaster County (PA) fell again last month to 7.2%, down .3% over November 2010. Showing a slow decline, the jobless rated is only .7% lower over December 2009.

I guess, in some sense, this is good news: there are less people unemployed. Otherwise, for the rest of us who still don’t have a job, or find job opportunities but can’t land the job, this is still bad news.

Statewide, the jobless rate in December was 8.5 percent. The national rate was 9.4 percent.

With the new figure, the local rate has retreated by more than 1 percentage point since reaching 8.3 percent last February.

That was its worst during this economic downturn.

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