While the unemployment rate in Indiana County did not continue its downward trend, it did not get any worse either by going back up.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announced that Indiana County’s Micropolitan Statistical Area’s Seasonal Unemployment Rate held steady at 7.7 percent for the month of November. The total number of Non-Farm jobs was steady, unchanged from the 37,500 they had in October.
Among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, Indiana ranks at number 34 for lowest unemployment rate. Counties around Indiana did see movement in their unemployment rates. Armstrong’s unemployment rate went down 3-tenths to 8.5 percent, while Clearfield and Cambria each dropped two tenths of a percent, and Jefferson and Westmoreland counties each saw a one-tenth of a percent drop.