The rate had increased over the last two months. The state’s rate continues to be above the national rate of 4.4%, which increased one-tenth of a percentage point.
According to the Department of Labor and Industry, the civilian labor force decreased by 1,000 to 6,475,000. While resident employment decreased by 3,000, the unemployment count increased by 2,000.
Over the year, Pennsylvania saw the most growth in education and health services jobs, which increased by 29,800. Pennsylvania’s largest losses came from manufacturing, down 12,200 over the year.