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Pennsylvania's Unemployment Rate Down to 6.4 Percent in August


Last updated 10/1/2021 at 12:37pm

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its employment situation report for August 2021.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point over the month to 6.4 percent in August. July’s rate was revised down one-tenth to 6.5 percent. The U.S. rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point from July’s level to 5.2 percent. The commonwealth’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percentage points below its August 2020 level and the national rate was down 3.2 points over the year.

Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force – the estimated number of resid...

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