The unemployment rate in Lancaster County bounced back up a little bit in April, rising to 3.4 percent, the state announced Tuesday.
Lancaster County tied State College for the second best unemployment rate among Pennsylvania’s 18 metropolitan areas, trailing only Gettysburg.
In March, the county rate had been 3.3 percent, the lowest here since June 2007 and tied with State College and Gettysburg for the best among the metro areas.
East Stroudsburg continued to have the worst unemployment rate in Pennsylvania at 5.5 percent.
Statewide, the rate was 4.7 percent. The national rate was 3.9 percent.
The April rate here was the result of 267,500 Lancaster County residents having jobs and 9,400 residents being without work but actively seeking jobs.
The prior month, when the rate was 3.3 percent, the county had 9,300 residents without work but actively seeking jobs.
A year earlier, when the unemployment rate in Lancaster County was 3.8 percent, the county had 10,700 residents without work but actively seeking jobs.