Unemployment Rate

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Pennsylvania’s jobless rate has risen slightly, even as unemployment nationwide has gone down.

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 Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in February to the lowest rate since 1976, which is as far back as the state says it's records go.

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Unemployment in the Pittsburgh region is at 3.8 percent, the lowest it's been since 1970 -- before the collapse of the steel industry. The latest numbers are for January, and reflect the seven-county Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). 

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Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in October to a new post-recession low, although the labor force, employment and payrolls all shrank during the month.

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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.