Report: Lehigh Valley unemployment above national average

Posted: 6:15 PM EDT Oct 01, 2013   Updated: 7:15 PM EDT Oct 01, 2013

The Lehigh Valley's unemployment rate is increasing for the first time since January.

According to the state Department of Labor and Industry, the valley's seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in August to 7.8 percent.

The state's jobless rate also shot up two-tenths of a point to 7.7 percent.