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Pennsylvania Jobless Rate Unchanged As payrolls Creep Higher

An employee stocks produce at MOM's Organic Market in Bryn Mawr, Pa. The state labor department found that goods-producing industries shrank by 2,000 jobs last month.

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained the same in June, as payrolls crept higher.

The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was 5 percent last month, the same as in May. The national rate was 4.4 percent in June.

The household survey found that the civilian labor force, employment and unemployment were all relative stable last month.

A separate survey of employers found that seasonally adjusted non-farm payrolls rose by 6,100 in June, to almost 5.94 million. Goods producing industries shrank by about 2,000 jobs while service providing industries rose by more than 8,000.

Friday's figures are preliminary and could change.

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