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Jobless Rate

The jobless rate for the nine-county region generally trended upward in October. Rates for six of the counties, including Butler, were up. Despite the increase, Butler continued to have the lowest jobless rate in the region at 5.5 percent. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry reported that Butler had 5,400 unemployed residents from a labor force of 98,900. The numbers on the map in larger type are the rates for October. The numbers in smaller type are the rates for a month earlier.