County had lowest jobless rate in region in Nov.

Warren County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in November, lower than the national, state and regional unemployment rate, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Center for Workforce Information and Analysis.

Warren County’s 6.2 percent unemployment rate is the lowest in the region compared to 8.4 percent in Forest County, 7.8 percent in Venango County, 7.4 percent in Erie County, and 7.3 percent in Clarion County.

The national unemployment in November was 7 percent and Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 7.3 percent.

The number of people in the county’s labor force rose from 21,300 in October to 21,400 in November. The number of people employed rose from 20,000 to 20,100 while the number of people unemployed stayed the same at 1,300.

According to the center, the number of jobs decreased in the total non-farm, total private sectors, goods-producing, and service-providing sectors. Losses were seen in the professional and business services, and leisure and hospitality sectors.

The current unemployment rate is down from the 6.7 percent recorded in November 2012.