Unemployment rate in Harrisburg area drops below 5%

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area has been blessed with a low unemployment rate.  It’s true that employment concerns still continue to linger in certain areas of the nation, but not in our area.

For the first time in six years, the unemployment rate for the Harrisburg region has dipped below 5%.   The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry posted the Harrisburg region numbers yesterday and lowered the rate to 4.9%.   Cumberland County had the lowest rate in the region at 4.4%.  Not too terribly hard to understand why, given all the warehousing and distribution center development in the area along Interstate 81.

Here are the current unemployment rates in the Counties our law firm practices:

Adams County:  4.2%

Cumberland County:  4.4%

Dauphin County:  5.0%

Franklin County:  4.6%

Fulton County:  6.2%

Perry County:  5.1%

York County:  5.2%

Rural Fulton County is the only county in our area that hovers above the Pennsylvania statewide average of 5.6%.