CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The jobless rate in Franklin County was unchanged in March at 4.2 percent, according to preliminary figures released last week by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
The number of people working increased by 500 to 71,600, while the number of people listed as unemployed remained steady at 3,100, the report stated. The increased employment number was offset by an increase of 500 people in the labor force to 74,700.
Franklin County's seasonally-adjusted jobless rate was 3.7 percent, up from 3.6 percent in February, the report stated. That remained the lowest among Pennsylvania's 67 counties as it had the previous two months, according to the department.