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Local Unemployment Down Over Two Percent Since 2021


As released in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report earlier last month, Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in August, down from 4.3 percent in July. 

Locally, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on September 28, the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton metropolitan area unemployment rate rose slightly from 5.5 percent in July to 5.7 percent in August. 

Since August 2021, though, the area’s unemployment has dropped over 2 percent from 7.9 to 5.5 percent. 

The data shows good signs of economic recovery as the state continues to recover from job losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.