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Franklin, Fulton counties experience increases in unemployment in June

July 30, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The unemployment rates worsened in Franklin and Fulton counties from May to June, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

In Franklin County, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose one-half of a percentage point to 6.7 percent in June.

Neighboring Fulton County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point to 9 percent.

Pennsylvania’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.5 percent, while the national rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, according to a news release.

Among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, Franklin County tied with Sullivan County in the northern portion of the state for the 11th-lowest unemployment rate in June.

Fulton County tied with Potter County for the 56th spot.

Franklin County experienced job gains in the education and health services sector, as well as the leisure and hospitality sector related to summer hires. However, the end of the school year brought about local government job losses.

Unemployment rates in Franklin, Fulton counties

Franklin County, Pa.

  • June 2012 ...... 6.7 percent
  • May 2012 ..... 6.2 percent
  • April 2012 .... 6.2 percent
  • June 2011 ..... 7.1 percent

Fulton County, Pa.
  • June 2012 ..... 9 percent
  • May 2012 .... 8.8 percent
  • April 2012 ..... 9 percent
  • June 2011 ..... 10.2 percent

Statewide
  • June 2012 ..... 7.5 percent
  • May 2012 .... 7.4 percent
  • April 2012 .... 7.4 percent
  • June 2011 .... 8 percent

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