CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County's unemployment rate remained at 8.9 percent in October, while neighboring Fulton County's rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 14.8 percent, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
Like Franklin County, the statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained the same from September to October. Pennsylvania's rate was 8.8 percent.
The national rate increased four-tenths of a percentage point to 10.2 percent.
Three hundred nonfarm jobs were lost in Franklin County, where the total of nonagricultural jobs stands at 57,000. The labor department recorded losses in the manufacturing sector, and professional and business services sector.
Manufacturing in Franklin County is at its lowest level since the method of data tracking began in 1990, labor department analysts said. The sector, which now has 8,500 jobs, shed 1,700 jobs in the past year.