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Jobless rates in Franklin, Fulton counties rose during June

August 02, 2011
  • Unemployment figures for Franklin County and Fulton County in Pennsylvania
Unemployment figures for Franklin County and Fulton County in Pennsylvania

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Franklin County inched upward in June to 6.9 percent, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

The rate rose two-tenths of a percentage point from May’s 6.7 percent.

In neighboring Fulton County, the seasonally adjusted rate increased to 10.4 percent in June from 10 percent in May.

Pennsylvania’s statewide rate was 7.6 percent, while the national rate was 9.2 percent.

Franklin County’s number of non-agricultural jobs remained unchanged at 57,100, according to labor department analysis. Since June 2010, jobs were up by 600.

Franklin County’s education and health services sector remained at a record high of 9,400 jobs, analysis stated. Local government jobs decreased by 200 due to the end of the school year.

Franklin County ranked 11th among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties for the lowest unemployment rate. It tied with Blair, Butler, Juniata and Sullivan counties.

Fulton County ranked 64th. It was trailed by Philadelphia, Pike and Cameron counties.

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