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Grant County’s jobless rate drops to 6.4 percent in October

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EPHRATA — Hundreds of new jobs in the service-providing sector — primarily trucking, warehousing and utilities — helped drop Grant County’s unemployment rate to 6.4 percent in October, the 37th consecutive month of year-to-year decreases or no change.

The numbers were released Friday by the state Employment Security Department. October’s jobless rate in the county was a decline of 0.8 of a percentage point from the same month last year.

The service-providing sector grew by 1.8 percent (370 jobs) for…

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