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Mercer County third highest jobless rate in Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Mercer County area's unemployment rate remained unchanged from May until June, but the region has the third highest jobless rate among the state's major labor markets.

Seasonally adjusted figures released by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry show
Mercer County with an 8.3% jobless rate last month. That compares with 7.5% for the state and 7.6% for the U.S.

4,500 people were out of work in Mercer County in June.

Out of the 15 major labor markets in the commonwealth, only Scranton-Wilkes-Barre (9.2%) and Johnstown (8.8 %) have higher rates than Mercer.

State College showed the best rate for June, coming in at 5.8%.

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