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Report: Lehigh Valley unemployment above national average

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Oct 01 2013 05:15:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 01 2013 06:15:39 PM CDT

The Lehigh Valley's unemployment rate is increasing for the first time since January.

The Lehigh Valley's unemployment rate is increasing for the first time since January.

According to the state Department of Labor and Industry, the valley's seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in August to 7.8 percent.

The state's jobless rate also shot up two-tenths of a point to 7.7 percent.