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From an article by Tim Mekeel in the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, Tuesday August 31

Like a boat bobbing in the ocean, the local jobless rate continued its recent up-and-down motion in July, rising to 8.0 percent. By increasing from June’s 7.8 percent, the countywide rate stayed in the same narrow range where it has been for months. The new number, released Monday by the state Department of Labor & Industry, signals that the recession still has its grip on the local economy. [more…]

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