Potter County Jobless Rate Declines To 8.7%Potter County saw a considerable drop in its unemployment rate during November, while most other counties in the region had little change.
Potter’s seasonably adjusted jobless rate fell to 8.7 percent, down from 9.2 percent the previous month. Cameron County edged back up to 11.1 percent from the 10.9 percent jobless rate in October. McKean County’s rate remained steady at 8 percent.
Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information officials cautioned that these statistics reflect the percentage of adults who are collecting unemployment compensation (UC), one condition of which is that they are supposed to be “actively looking for work.”
The figures do not take into account those whose UC benefits ran out, nor those who are working in part-time positions or finding other sources of income. Pennsylvania’s jobless rate was 7.8 in November, as was the national rate.