Pennsylvania's Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.9 percent in July, the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) announced Friday.
That's one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the record low that was held from April through June.
The state's unemployment rate was down three-tenths of a percentage point from July 2018.
The national rate was unchanged from June, remaining at 3.7 percent.
Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force – the estimated number of residents working or looking for work – was up 1,000 to 6,470,000.
Employment declined by 3,000 from June’s record high. Unemployment rose by 4,000 for the first time in 2019.