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PA’s June Unemployment Rate at Record Low 3.8 Percent

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) today released its preliminary employment situation report for June 2023.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point over the month to 3.8% in June, the lowest rate on record (back to January 1976). The U.S. unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point from May to 3.6%. The Commonwealth’s unemployment rate was one-half of a percentage point below its June 2022 level of 4.3%, and the national rate was unchanged over the year.

Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force – the estimated number of residents working or looking for work – was down 4,000 over the month. Resident employment rose by 10,000 over the month and unemployment fell by 13,000.

Pennsylvania’s total nonfarm jobs were up 7,300 over the month to a new record high of 6,131,900 in June. This was the sixth month in a row that jobs have hit a new all-time high level. Jobs increased from May in six of the 11 industry supersectors with the largest gain in professional & business services (+2,800), which rose to a record high level.

Over the year, total nonfarm jobs were up 154,600 with gains in all 11 supersectors. Education & health services (+49,400) had the largest volume over-the-year gain among supersectors.

Montgomery County’s unemployment rate preliminarily remained at 2.9% and is the Workforce Development Area with the 2nd lowest rate in Pennsylvania behind Chester County (2.7%).

2 Responses

  1. Thanks Joe. Too bad the Dems are so inept at communicating that nobody knows about the good numbers.

  2. Record low unemployment, yet the MAGA GOP clowns are still moaning about a bad economy.


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