Unemployment on the rise in Berks County

Posted: 3:41 PM EDT Mar 19, 2013
Unemployment, jobs

The unemployment rate in Berks County rose in January.

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Berks was 8.1 percent, up from 7.9 percent in December, U.S. Labor Department officials said.

The jobless rate for Reading was 12.3 percent in January. The city's unemployment rate was not seasonally adjusted.