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Jobs Increase Across Pennsylvania

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Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released both national and state unemployment and jobs data from February. According to the national employment situation report, the national unemployment rate was at 3.6 percent, a 0.2 percent increase from January.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate remained relatively unchanged, increasing from 4.3 percent in January to 4.4 percent in February. Despite this increase, based on preliminary data, the state has added about 8,074 new nonfarm jobs between January to February with some of the largest increases coming from the financial activities, business, and hospitality sectors. 

The full Bureau of Labor Statistics state report can be found here.