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Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 1976

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate in March was at the the lowest since 1976.

April 20, 2019 - 12:51 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate in March was at a record low 3.9 percent—the lowest rate since 1976.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its employment rate report for March 2019 on Friday, stating that employed Pennsylvania residents rose by 10,000 to a record high 6,219,000.  

The number of unemployed residents was down 6,000 from February to its lowest level since it was matched in August 2000.


Other highlights from the report include that the total of nonfarm jobs, was up 4,000 from February, setting another record high, and the largest volume of change was in the professional and business services. There were also a record set for the number of education and health services, and leisure and hospitality jobs.

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