The unemployment rate for Warren County rose during August.
The county's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 7.4 percent compared to 7.0 percent in July, 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 fell from 21,700 in July to 21,200 in August. The number of people employed fell from 20,200 to 19,700 while the number of unemployed rose from 1,500 to 1,600.
According to the center, the number of jobs increased in the total nonfarm, total private, service-providing, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, government and local government sectors.
The current unemployment rate is down from the 7.5 percent recorded in August 2011.
Warren County's 7.4 percent rate is the lowest in the region when compared to 7.6 percent in Erie County, 7.8 percent in Crawford County, 8.1 percent in Venango County, 8.9 percent in Clarion County and 10.7 percent in Forest County.
The unemployment rate across the state is 8.1 percent and the national rate is 8.1 percent.