Adams County jobless rate dips to 30-year low
Last updated 12/3/2021 at 1:52pm
RITZVILLE – The Adams County jobless rate is the lowest reported in more than three decades.
According to September data released in November by regional labor economist Donald W. Meseck, the non-farm unemployment dipped to a 3.1%.
That's down from 4.1% in August, the data shows. It's also down from 3.6% in September 2019 and 5.4% in September 2020.
"This 3.1% rate is the lowest reading for the month of September in Adams County since 1990 (when ESD began compiling these data electronically) – good economic news," Meseck said. "But this positive news must be tempered by the fact that th...