Many people are finding themselves without a Pennsylvania career.
According to a press release, the State of Pennsylvania’s non-farm employment dropped by 27,100 jobs during December, while the unemployment rate increased to 6.7 percent. While not many jobs have been gained, the state’s unemployment rate has been equal to or less than the national unemployment rate for 70 of the past 72 months.
“We are experiencing some of the most significant job losses we’ve seen in 18 years,” Governor Edward G. Rendell said in the release. “These are difficult times for Pennsylvania’s working families, and even more difficult for those who have lost their jobs due to the current economic conditions. I want to reassure residents that we are committed to providing them with the resources they need to make it through these tough times.”