By GUY FLETCHER
Unemployment increased slightly in Washington County during November, according the most recent jobless data released Friday by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
The rate climbed to 4.2 percent in the month, from 4.1 percent in October, according to the state agency.
"Normally between October and November the rate will fluctuate up or down just a bit," said Shanon Wolf, manager of the agency's Hagerstown office.
The number of unemployed people in the county grew from 2,872 to 2,997 during that time, while the overall labor force dropped from 70,718 to 70,683.