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Area's January Unemployment Rate Lowest in the State

on March 11, 2009 8:34 AM
According to the Daily Collegian, State College's metropolitan statistical area posted the lowest unemployment rate in the state for the month of January.  The unemployment statistics were released yesterday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Unemployment in the area reached 5.3 percent and Centre County's overall unemployment rate held at 5.3 percent.  The overall unemployment rate for Pennsylvania in January was 7 percent.

Unemployment rates in Centre County have increased 1.5 percentage points since January 2008.  Cities like Allentown & Reading experienced increases of 2.6 and 2.9 percentage points.  (Read More)
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