Jobless rate dips in Franklin Co.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County's unemployment rate for December dipped below 4 percent for the first time in three years, according to preliminary figures released Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
The number of people employed actually fell by 100 to 60,600. But the civilian labor force and the number of unemployed both dropped by 400 - the labor force to 63,000 and the number of jobless to 2,300.
Labor market analyst Larry Baugher said Monday that the county's jobless rate was the lowest since December 1994, when it dipped to 3.5 percent.