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State unemployment rate falls to 10.5 percent, local figures follow suit

New unemployment numbers were released this morning by the State Department of Employment and Workforce. The employment outlook improved in January for the 5th straight month down 4-tenths of a percent to 10.5 percent.

Statewide, an estimated 36-hundred residents went back to work, underscoring local improving numbers… with York County’s jobless rate dropping 7-tenths of a percent to 14.6 percent, Lancaster County’s jobless rate dropping 1-percent to 14.6 and Chester county’s jobless rate dropping slightly to 17.6 percent.

D-E-W officials say the results promising with the statewide job count increasing by nearly 14-thousand jobs over this time last year.

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