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Pennsylvania's Unemployment Rate Remains At 3.9 Percent

Total Nonfarm Jobs Reach Record High


Last updated 9/23/2019 at 11:56am

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) released its employment situation report for August 2019 on Sept. 20.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was unchanged from July at 3.9 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point above the record low that was held from April through June. The national rate, at 3.7 percent, was also unchanged in August.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down three-tenths of a percentage point from August 2018.

Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force – the estimated number of residents working or looking for work – was up 9,000 over the month to...

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