January Jobs Report: Unemployment Drops to 4.6%

Unemployment-300x225Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for January 2016.

Good News

Unemployment continues to go down, as it is now down to 4.6%, which is a 0.2% decrease from last month’s report.

Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force was up 11,000 in January to 6,448,000. Resident employment rose by 16,000 while the unemployment count declined by 5,000.

The largest gain was in manufacturing, which increased for the third consecutive month.

Bad News

Total nonfarm jobs were down 16,100 from December’s record high level to 5,852,000 in January. The largest drop was in education and health services, which fell 11,200 from a record high in December.

2 Responses

  1. Great news…and the social welfare rolls dropped to what…no drop in food stamps payout, etc….yeah right….

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