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Jobless rate in Franklin County increases to 6.5 percent in June

Fulton County rate rises to 8.9 percent

July 30, 2013|By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Franklin County increased three-tenths of a percentage point to 6.5 percent in June, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Neighboring Fulton County saw its rate increase two-tenths of a percentage point to 8.9 percent.

Both the state and national unemployment rates were unchanged from May to June. They stood at 7.5 percent and 7.6 percent, respectively, according to a labor department news release.

Franklin County, which lost 200 nonagricultural jobs due to the summer school break, tied with Cumberland and Montgomery counties for the seventh-lowest unemployment rate among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties in June, the news release stated.

Fulton County ranked 52nd.

Franklin County had 82,200 people in its civilian labor force, while Fulton County had 7,900, data shows.

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