Lancaster County jobless rates rises again in August, fourth straight month, to 7.3 percent

by an Unemployed White Male on September 27, 2011

in Business & Economy,Lancaster County,Recession

Aren’t things supposed to get better during a recovery?

The unemployment rate here rose for the fourth straight month in August, hitting 7.3 percent, the state said Monday.

With the surge from July’s 6.9 percent, the jobless rate has bounced back to its December level, erasing months of progress. The July-to-August increase is the biggest month-to-month gain since the uptick from January 2009 to February 2009. “It’s not encouraging,” said Bill Sholly, an analyst with the state Department of Labor & Industry.

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