November 17, 2021

Pennsylvania reports another drop in unemployment in July as economy rebounds from COVID-19

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania has dropped yet again according to the Dept. of Labor & Industry’s report for July.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down three-tenths of a percentage point over the month to 6.6 percent in July. The U.S. rate fell one-half of a percentage point to 5.4 percent. The commonwealth’s unemployment rate was 6.4 percentage points below its July 2020 level and the national rate was down 4.8 points over the year. 

Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force – the estimated number of residents working or looking for work – decreased 16,000 over the month due to a drop in unemployment which fell for the fifth consecutive month.

The rest of the report goes on to state that jobs increased in 8 of the 11…

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