Unemployment rate falls in Erie, Crawford counties

   January 3, 2013 8:28 am    0

 

For the first time since May, the unemployment rate in Erie fell in November.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the month was 7.6 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from October.

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate in neighboring Crawford County fell from 7.6 to 7.5 percent.

The latest numbers, released this morning by the state Department of Labor & Industry, show the impact of the holiday shopping season. Employment in the retail sector gained 800 jobs for a total of 15,900.

Manufacturing employment was up slightly, rising from 22,000 to 22,100.

 

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