Pennsylvania jobs added
Posted on April 10, 2016
The latest employment report shows that Pennsylvania jobs were added.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was unchanged from January at 4.6 percent, the lowest rate since September 2007.
Pennsylvania’s rate remained below that of the United States, which was also unchanged at 4.9 percent.
The commonwealth’s rate was down seven-tenths of a percentage point since February 2015 while the national rate declined by six-tenths of a percentage point over the year.
Total nonfarm jobs increased 21,100 to a record high of 5,876,200 in February.
The largest gain was in education & health services, which added 12,200 jobs due mostly to educational services.
The largest drop was in manufacturing, which decreased following three consecutive gains.
Over the year, total nonfarm jobs in Pennsylvania were up 53,300 (+0.9%). All seven private service-providing supersectors added jobs from February 2015, while all three goods-producing supersectors declined and government was unchanged.
The largest increase from last year was in education & health services (+16,400), while the largest decline was in mining & logging (-9,100).