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May jobless rate decreases slightly in Franklin, Fulton counties

July 03, 2013

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Franklin County, Pa., decreased one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.2 percent in May, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Neighboring Fulton County, Pa., saw its rate drop five-tenths of a percentage point to 8.8 percent.

Franklin County has 58,200 nonfarm jobs (an increase of 400 in May), and Fulton County has 5,000 nonagricultural jobs, labor department data indicates.

In May, Franklin County tied with Lancaster and Lebanon counties for the fourth lowest unemployment rate among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.

Fulton County tied for the 52nd spot with Wyoming County.

Pennsylvania’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.5 percent in May. The national rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.6 percent.

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