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Local Unemployment Down Over Two Percent Since 2021

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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.