Pennsylvania's Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 7.5 percent in July; 4,000 Private-Sector Jobs Added

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive month, 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.

"July was a great month for job growth with 4,000 private sector jobs added," said Julia Hearthway, Secretary of the Department of Labor & Industry. "Pennsylvania has now added 131,100 private-sector jobs since Governor Corbett took office in 2011."

Over the year, the unemployment rate was down six-tenths of a percentage point and the labor force was up 47,000, with the amount of people working up 78,000 and unemployment down 31,000.  

The number of people unemployed was 492,000, matching the third lowest level in the past four years.

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

Editor's note: A breakdown of Pennsylvania's employment statistics follows.

Media contact:     Theresa Elliott, 717-787-7530


Current Labor Force Statistics

Seasonally Adjusted

(in thousands)





Change from

Change from


July

June

July

June 2013

July 2012


2013

2013

2012

volume

percent

volume

percent

PA








Civilian Labor Force

6,529

6,529

6,482

0

0.0%

47

0.7%

Employment

6,037

6,039

5,959

-2

0.0%

78

1.3%

Unemployment

492

490

523

2

0.4%

-31

-5.9%

Rate

7.5

7.5

8.1

0.0

----

-0.6

----









U.S.








Civilian Labor Force

155,798

155,835

154,995

-37

0.0%

803

0.5%

Employment

144,285

144,058

142,250

227

0.2%

2,035

1.4%

Unemployment

11,514

11,777

12,745

-263

-2.2%

-1,231

-9.7%

Rate

7.4

7.6

8.2

-0.2

----

-0.8

----

 

Pennsylvania Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment

Seasonally Adjusted

(in thousands)





Change from

Change from


July

June

July

June 2013

July 2012


2013

2013

2012

volume

percent

volume

percent









Total Nonfarm Jobs

5,751.9

5,753.6

5,724.3

-1.7

0.0%

27.6

0.5%









Goods Producing Industries

826.2

824.4

827.4

1.8

0.2%

-1.2

-0.1%

  Mining & Logging

36.2

36.2

36.7

0.0

0.0%

-0.5

-1.4%

  Construction

223.6

221.0

223.0

2.6

1.2%

0.6

0.3%

  Manufacturing

566.4

567.2

567.7

-0.8

-0.1%

-1.3

-0.2%









Service Providing Industries

4,925.7

4,929.2

4,896.9

-3.5

-0.1%

28.8

0.6%

  Trade, Transportation & Utilities

1,094.3

1,096.4

1,102.5

-2.1

-0.2%

-8.2

-0.7%

  Information

88.4

88.8

90.2

-0.4

-0.5%

-1.8

-2.0%

  Financial Activities

314.0

311.8

310.6

2.2

0.7%

3.4

1.1%

  Professional & Business Services

738.5

738.3

731.4

0.2

0.0%

7.1

1.0%

  Education & Health Services

1,189.1

1,189.4

1,166.6

-0.3

0.0%

22.5

1.9%

  Leisure & Hospitality

537.9

530.4

521.7

7.5

1.4%

16.2

3.1%

  Other Services

254.4

259.3

255.6

-4.9

-1.9%

-1.2

-0.5%

  Government

709.1

714.8

718.3

-5.7

-0.8%

-9.2

-1.3%

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

Note: August 2013 labor force and nonfarm jobs statistics will be released September 20, 2013.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry



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