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Unemployment rises slightly in northwest PA

Submitted Wed, 10/02/2013 - 8:50am by Andy Alm

NWPA — Not such good news on the unemployment front, but not all that bad either.  While unemployment regionally was up slightly from July to August, the difference wasn’t very great.  According to the Department of Labor and Industry, Crawford County posted a jobless rate of 7.3 percent, up one tenth from July.  Erie County was also up a tench of a percent, with an unemployment rate of 7.4.  Venango County held steady at 7.7.

Statewide, unemployment stood at 7.7 percent.