Unemployment Rate Takes Sizable Dip

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The county’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.2 percent in March 2013 to 6.0 percent in April 2013. It also is below the year-ago estimate of 7.7 percent, according to officials, and below the statewide average of 8.5 percent. Officials say unemployment could be down to 5.0 percent by 2016.

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