Pennsylvania (PA) January 2010 unemployment rate at 8.8 percent

Pennsylvania’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.8 percent in January, according to the state Department of Labor & Industry, up from the year-ago rate of 6.8 percent.

The state unemployment rate, which was previously reported at 8.9 percent, was revised downward to 8.8 percent, according to the Dept. of Labor and Industry, meaning the rate was unchanged month-over-month.

The number of people working or looking for work rose by 28,000 in January to 6.4 million, the highest level in nine months, the state said. Pennsylvania’s labor force was down 37,000 from January 2009.

Manufacturing lost 2,300 jobs in January, but education and health services added 4,500 jobs and leisure and hospitality gained 3,800 jobs.


Pennsylvania’s January unemployment rate at 8.8 percent


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