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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Jobless rates down in Tri-County Area

Jobless rates down in Tri-County Area
 Courier Express
Jobless rates fell sharply in September in the Tri-County Area as employment rolls swelled by 500 people and the number of unemployed declined by 700.

Clearfield County's unemployment rate fell to 8 percent, down from 8.7 percent in August, according to the state Department of Labor and Industry. A year ago, the jobless rate was 7.8 percent

In Elk County, the rate stood at 6.4 percent, down from 7.2 percent in August. The unemployment rate in September 2011 was 6.4 percent.

Jefferson County's jobless rate was 7.1 percent, down from 7.8 percent a month earlier. A year ago, the jobless rate was 7.1 percent.

In Clearfield County, the labor force shrank by 100, to 41,600, while those employed rose by 200 - to 38,300 - and those unemployed declined by 300, to 3,600.

In Elk County, the labor force fell by 200, to 17,700, while the number of people working was unchanged at 16,600 and those unemployed fell by 200, to 1,100.

Jefferson County's labor force increased by 100 in September, to 23,900, while the number of people working increased by 300 - to 22,200 - and those listed as unemployed fell by 200 - to 1,700.

Over the last year, the three-county area's labor force grew by 1,600 - to 83,200 - while the number of people with jobs increased by 1,400 - to 77,100 - and the number unemployed increased by 100 - to 6,100.


Anonymous said...

cause there isn't any thats why it's down.

Anonymous said...

LMAO! Get out and look for a job. My son and step-son both graduated last spring and have had no problems finding work.Just about every place they put an application in at has called them both. Not a matter of no job simply a matter of no workers.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Republicans will find everything they can to fault the facts cause facts are like water on a witch, it makes them shrivel!!!

Anonymous said...

Well if the Democrats didnt hand out money in the form of give aways and welfare trying to buy votes maybe more people would realize the NEED TO work!! Folks, the pie in the sky is only so big and with a trillion dollar debt that pie is just about gone.