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March brings mixed economic news locally

Some mixed news on the job front statewide and locally.

York County’s unemployment rate climbed six-tenths of a percent in January to 11.5 percent.  Chester County’s rate rose three-tenths of a percent in January to 15.1 percent.In Lancaster County, the jobless rate in January held steady at 12-point-seven percent.

Meanwhile, South Carolina’s unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percent in January to nine-point-three percent.

The number of unemployed people in the Palmetto State was just over 200-thousand in January,  the lowest level since November 2008.

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