The unemployment rate in Warren County fell during September.
The county's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent compared to 7.4 percent in August, 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 rose from 21,200 in August to 21,700 in September. The number of people employed rose from 19,700 to 20,200 while the number of people unemployed fell from 1,600 to 1,500.
According to the center, the number of jobs increased in the total nonfarm, service-providing, government and local government sectors. It fell in the total private, goods-producing, manufacturing, trade and leisure and hospitality sectors.
The current unemployment rate is down from the 7.3 percent recorded in September 2011.
Warren County's 7.1 percent rate is the lowest in the region when compared to 7.7 percent in Crawford County, 7.7 percent in Erie County, 8.2 percent in Venango County, 9.2 percent in Clarion County and 9.3 percent in Forest County. The unemployment rate across the state is 8.2 percent..