The unemployment rate continues to be above the national average, which stands at 4.5% for March.
According to the Department of Labor and Industry, the civilian labor force increased by 7,000 and resident employment increased by 17,000. The unemployment count declined by 9,000.
These numbers will be welcomed by Governor Tom Wolf’s campaign. The falling rate will likely become a larger part of Wolf’s talking points, that he is bringing jobs into the state.
PoliticsPA has reached out to Wolf’s office for comment.