Friday, December 19, 2008

Pennsylvania Loses Jobs In November

Pennsylvania lost 26,000 jobs in November resulting in its largest one month decline since January of 1996. With the loss of 26,000 jobs unemployment rose by 22,000. The biggest loss of jobs came in 3 supersectors for the state : trade, transportation and utilities, professional and business services, and manufacturing. Jobs did rise in one sector: education and health services by a total of 2,400 jobs.

Even with all the news of job loss Pennsylvania is still under the national average for unemployment. At 6.7 percent nationally Pennyslvania's unemployment rate is at 6.1 percent.

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