Carbon County ranks third highest and Schuylkill fifth among Pennsylvania's 67 counties in unemployment rates as of December, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Here is a list in descending order:

Cameron: 11.5

Philadelphia: 10.6

Carbon:10.4

Pike: 9.8

Schuylkill: 9.2

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Huntingdon: 9.1

Luzerne: 9.1

Monroe: 9.1

Bedford:8.9

Fulton: 8.9

Fayette: 8.6

Lackawanna: 8.6

Northumberland: 8.5

Clarion: 8.4

Clearfield:8.4

Forest: 8.4

Lehigh: 8.4

Cambria: 8.2

McKean: 8.2

Somerset: 8.2

Armstrong:8.1

Lawrence: 8.1

Northampton: 8.1

Berks:7.9

Mifflin: 7.9

Wyoming: 7.9

Delaware: 7.8

Erie: 7.8

Jefferson: 7.8

Mercer: 7.8

York: 7.7

Columbia: 7.6

Snyder: 7.6

Venango:7.6

Crawford: 7.5

Dauphin: 7.5

Potter: 8.5

Susquehanna: 7.4

Beaver:7.3

Lycoming: 7.3

Perry: 7.3

Union: 7.3

Clinton: 7.2

Westmoreland: 7.1

Bucks: 7.0

Indiana: 6.9

Juniata: 6.9

Warren: 6.9

Washington: 6.9

Elk: 6.8

Montgomery: 6.8

Wayne: 6.8

Blair:6.7

Adams: 6.6

Allegheny: 6.6

Franklin: 6.6

Lancaster: 6.6

Butler: 6.4

Greene: 6.4

Sullivan: 6.4

Tioga: 6.3

Cumberland: 6.2

Chester: 6.0

Lebanon: 6.0

Bradford:5.7

Montour: 5.4

Centre: 5.1