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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Adams County jobless rate dips to 30-year low


Last updated 12/3/2021 at 1:52pm

Regional Labor Economist Donald W. Meseck

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...

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