Pennsylvania gained 19,100 jobs in June; Unemployment rate remains at 7.5 percent

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Pennsylvania added 19,100 jobs in June and the state’s unemployment rate held steady at 7.5 percent, according to employment statistics released today by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. This remains the state’s lowest unemployment rate since March 2009.

 

“Pennsylvania has now added more than 130,000 private-sector jobs since Governor Corbett took office,” said Julia Hearthway, secretary of the Department of Labor & Industry. “Combined with an unemployment rate below that of the U.S., Pennsylvania remains on a path of continued growth.”

 

Over the year, June 2012 to June 2013, the unemployment rate was down five-tenths of a percentage point and the labor force was up 51,000. Employment went up 80,000 and unemployment was down 29,000.

 

The employment count, or the number of people working, increased by 7,000 over May’s data. Employment has increased in eight of the past 11 months.

 

The number of people unemployed was 490,000, matching the third lowest level in the past four years.

 

(Source: Pa. Dept. of Labor and Industry)

 

Current Labor Force Statistics

   

Seasonally Adjusted

   

(in thousands)

   

Change from

Change from

   

June

May

June

May 2013

June 2012

   

2013

2013

2012

volume

percent

volume

percent

   
PA    
Civilian Labor Force

6,529

6,521

6,478

8

0.1%

51

0.8%

   
Employment

6,040

6,033

5,960

7

0.1%

80

1.3%

   
Unemployment

490

488

519

2

0.4%

-29

-5.6%

   
Rate

7.5

7.5

8.0

0.0

—-

-0.5

—-

   
   
U.S.    
Civilian Labor Force

155,835

155,658

155,149

177

0.1%

686

0.4%

   
Employment

144,058

143,898

142,448

160

0.1%

1,610

1.1%

   
Unemployment

11,777

11,760

12,701

17

0.1%

-924

-7.3%

   
Rate

7.6

7.6

8.2

0.0

—-

-0.6

—-

   
   

Pennsylvania Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment

Seasonally Adjusted

(in thousands)

Change from

Change from

June

May

June

May 2013

June 2012

2013

2013

2012

volume

percent

volume

percent

Total Nonfarm Jobs

5,759.6

5,740.5

5,726.8

19.1

0.3%

32.8

0.6%

Goods Producing Industries

823.8

829.4

829.9

-5.6

-0.7%

-6.1

-0.7%

  Mining & Logging

36.1

36.5

37.1

-0.4

-1.1%

-1.0

-2.7%

  Construction

220.9

224.5

224.4

-3.6

-1.6%

-3.5

-1.6%

  Manufacturing

566.8

568.4

568.4

-1.6

-0.3%

-1.6

-0.3%

Service Providing Industries

4,935.8

4,911.1

4,896.9

24.7

0.5%

38.9

0.8%

  Trade, Transportation & Utilities

1,094.7

1,098.6

1,102.0

-3.9

-0.4%

-7.3

-0.7%

  Information

89.1

89.2

90.0

-0.1

-0.1%

-0.9

-1.0%

  Financial Activities

312.4

310.5

310.1

1.9

0.6%

2.3

0.7%

  Professional & Business Services

738.1

739.9

731.2

-1.8

-0.2%

6.9

0.9%

  Education & Health Services

1,193.7

1,176.6

1,168.8

17.1

1.5%

24.9

2.1%

  Leisure & Hospitality

533.2

523.2

521.6

10.0

1.9%

11.6

2.2%

  Other Services

259.7

260.4

256.0

-0.7

-0.3%

3.7

1.4%

  Government

714.9

712.7

717.2

2.2

0.3%

-2.3

-0.3%

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 www.paworkstats.pa.gov
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