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Posted: April 30th, 2013
State: Erie, Crawford unemployment rates drop

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Erie dropped three-tenths of a percentage-point in March to 7.7 percent.
The drop in the unemployment rate was also seen in neighboring and nearby counties. Crawford County decreased four-tenths of a percentage point to 7.2 percent, Mercer County fell one-tenth to 8.5 percent and Venango County was down four-tenths to 7.9 percent.
In March, the number of seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs rose 300 in Erie to 130,700. Despite this increase, jobs in the county were down 600 from the same time a year ago.

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