New Castle News
NEW CASTLE —
The unemployment rate in Lawrence County went up in December, according to the latest statistics available.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry reported that the seasonally adjusted rate was 8.4 percent. November’s rate was 8 percent.
A year ago — December 2011 — the rate was 8.1 percent.
The rate in Pennsylvania for December was 7.9 percent and the U.S. rate was 7.8.
Surrounding counties had the following rates for December: Beaver, 8; Butler, 6.8; Mercer 8.3 and the Pittsburgh area, 7.3.