Lancaster County jobless rate jumps to 6.7 percent in June, expectations low for future as recession continues

by an Unemployed White Male on August 4, 2011

in Business & Economy,Lancaster County,Recession

Lancaster County’s jobless rate climbed to 6.7 percent in June, up from May’s 6.4 percent, the state said Monday. The June figure marked the second consecutive month that the jobless rate here grew, the Department of Labor & Industry report showed. Until June, the rate had risen only three times in the last 15 months since peaking during the economic downturn at 8.1 percent in February 2010.

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