Unemployment numbers in most of the Oil Region were down slightly in May.
Forest County was the lone exception in our area, with a jobless number that climbed from 9.7 percent in April to 10 percent in May.
In Venango County, where about 2,100 people were looking for work, unemployment in May was registered at 8 percent, down from 8.1 percent in April.
Clarion County’s jobless figure slid from 8.5 percent to 8.1 percent. Crawford County saw unemployment fall from 7.7 percent to 7.4 percent. In Warren County, where joblessness has been lower for months than in other counties in the area, May’s figure was 6.5 percent, down from 6.6 percent in April. And, in Mercer County, unemployment in May was tallied at 8.3 percent, down from 8.4 percent.