ABE unemployment rate lowest in almost four years

Published: Dec 05 2013 06:13:48 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 05 2013 07:06:48 PM EST

The unemployment rate in the Lehigh Valley is the lowest it's been in almost four years.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry says the the rate for October is 7.7 percent.

That's a decrease of one-tenth of a percent.

Officials say its the area's lowest unemployment rate since February 2009 when it was 7.6 percent.