Pa. Unemployment Rate Rises for Second Month
Pennsylvania’s rate is now seven-tenths of a point above the national average, which decreased in May to 4.3%.
While the civilian labor force was up 11,000 during the month, resident employment increased by 2,000 compared to an increase of 8,000 in the unemployment count.
The increase of the state number, especially with the national rate declining, will give ammo to Republicans looking to challenge Governor Tom Wolf. Republicans will likely push that Wolf’s policies are causing the job market in Pennsylvania to shrink.