County's joblessness lowest in the state at 4.9 percent
By Christine Henderson
Mercer County again has the state's best unemployment rate with a level not seen in nearly three years.
Data released today shows Mercer County had an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent in November, nearly a full percent better than the previous month and far better than the state average of 7.6 percent. The last time Mercer's jobless rate was so low was October 2008. No other county was under 5 percent in November, and the rates rose to 13.9 percent in Pike County. [More]
CELINA - The city police and public works departments were appropriated additional money to make payroll for the last period of 2011.
Council members last week approved an emergency ordinance directing city auditor Emily Stewart to appropriate an additional $22,000 from the unencumbered balance of the general fund to the police payroll. [More]