Jobs increased slightly, but it was a smaller work force that helped drop Jefferson County’s July unemployment rate to 8.9 percent.

Twenty-two more people had jobs in July, but the county’s labor force dropped by 184 workers, resulting in the jobless rate falling from 9.7 percent in June to 8.9 in July. That’s the lowest it has been since the Covid-19 pandemic hit.

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