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Unemployment up slightly

The unemployment rate in Central Pennsylvania rose slightly in July.

The unemployment rate in Central Pennsylvania rose slightly in July to 4.1 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point higher than in June. The rate still trails the state and national rates, according to the state Center for Workforce Information and Analysis. Among Pennsylvania’s 14 metropolitan areas, Lebanon had the lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.9 percent. Lancaster ranked second with 4 percent. Lebanon’s retail trade sector reached its highest job count with 6,400 jobs, an increase of 1.6 percent from June.

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