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May 3, 2013

County jobless rate declines

NEW CASTLE — The unemployment rate in Lawrence County dipped in March, according to the latest statistics available.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry reported that the seasonally adjusted rate was 8.0 percent. February’s rate was 8.1 percent.

A year ago — March 2012 — the rate was 7.9 percent.

The rate in Pennsylvania for March was 7.9 percent and the U.S. rate was 7.6.

Surrounding counties had the following rates for March: Beaver, 7.0; Butler, 6.3; Mercer 8.5 and the Pittsburgh area, 7.3.

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