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Pennsylvania Unemployment Decline Highest in Thirty Years

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Pennsylvania Unemployment Decline Highest in Thirty Years

PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 21, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The number of Pennsylvania’s unemployed decreased by 16,000 in November, the largest decline since 1983 and the second largest decline on record.

The unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in November, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the October rate of 8.1 percent. This was the lowest rate for Pennsylvania since June.

The November jobs report brings the total job count, which includes private and public sector jobs, to 5,751,400, the highest level since November 2008. Fueling the job growth was a gain of 7,200 private sector jobs in November, while public sector jobs decreased by 5,300.

Pennsylvania’s job total has risen in each of the past four months. In November the following sectors experienced the largest gains:

leisure & hospitality
education & health services

Since January 2011 the state has added 109,400 private sector jobs, with 51,000 of those being added this year.

NOTE: The above data are seasonally adjusted. Seasonally adjusted data provide the most valid month-to-month comparison.

Media contact: Sara Goulet, 717-787-7530

A breakdown of Pennsylvania’s employment statistics can be found by clicking the link below to the full article.

For a more detailed breakdown of seasonally adjusted jobs data at the sector level, please contact the Center for Workforce Information & Analysis at 1-877-4WF-DATA, or visit

Note: December 2012 labor force and nonfarm jobs statistics will be released January 18, 2013.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

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