The unemployment rate in Warren County rose during July.
The county's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 7.0 percent, compared to 6.8 percent in June, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry's Center for Workforce Information and Analysis.
The number of people in the county's labor force was at 21,700 in July, up from 21,400 in June. The number of people employed rose from 19,900 to 20,200 and the number of unemployed remained unchanged at 1,500.
According to the center, the number of jobs decreased in the total nonfarm; total private; service-providing; trade, transportation and utilities; trade; professional and business services; leisure and hospitality; government and local government sectors. There were increases in goods-producing and manufacturing.
The current unemployment rate is down from the 7.3 percent recorded in July 2011.
Warren County's 7.0 percent rate is the lowest in the region when compared to 7.7 percent in Venango County, 7.7 percent in Erie County, 7.8 percent in Crawford County, 8.5 percent in Forest County and 9.3 percent in Clarion County.
The unemployment rate across the state is 7.9 percent and the national rate is 8.3 percent.