Jobless rate continues to decline in Lancaster County, but try getting a job

by an Unemployed White Male on June 1, 2011

in Business & Economy,Lancaster County,My Life,Recession

The good news: the jobless rate in Lancaster County continues to decline as of April. The bad news: a job is still tough to get, and the majority of jobs added in April where in the seasonal and typically fragile leisure and hospitality sector reflecting the prospects for summer tourism.

As I tell my friends, “Sure, I’m still looking for work. I can find a job, but getting that job is still difficult.”

The unemployment rate in Lancaster County continued to recede in April, a new state report says.

The jobless rate slid to 6.3 percent in April from March’s 6.4 percent, the Department of Labor & Industry said Tuesday.

While reaching its lowest point in two-plus years, the jobless rate fell 1.3 percentage points below its mark of 7.6 percent in April 2010.

“We had some bigger drops earlier in the year, but this isn’t bad,” said Bill Sholly, an industry and business analyst with the department.

Read more at Lancaster Online.
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