Lehigh Valley unemployment levels off
Rate holds steady at 8.6%
A new report says the Lehigh Valley's unemployment rate has leveled off.
The state Department of Labor says the jobless rate for the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area was 8.6 percent in December.
That's the same as it was in November.
It's higher than the state's unemployment rate -- which is 7.9 percent -- and the national rate -- which is 7.8 percent.
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