The York-Hanover unemployment rate is at its lowest level in six years.

Statistics released Tuesday morning by the state Department of Labor & Industry show the area's January unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent — four-tenths of a percentage less than December's 6.6 percent rate.

While 200 jobs were added in leisure and hospitality, the local labor force decreased overall.

Total nonfarm jobs dropped from 178,100 in December to 174,800 in January.

Likewise, the civilian labor force decreased from 225,200 in December to 224,400 in January, indicating fewer people may be choosing to work or look for a job.

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—Reach Candy Woodall at cwoodall@yorkdispatch.com.