September Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged

unemployment-300x225Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from August at 5.7%. Pennsylvania’s rate stayed above that of the United States, which increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.0% in September.

Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force was up by 7,000 from August, reaching 6,522,000. Resident employment increased by 5,000 while the unemployment count rose 1,000.

Total nonfarm jobs declined 5,300 to 5,895,200 in September. Jobs in seven of the 11 supersectors were down from August. The August nonfarm jobs count was revised upward by 1,000 jobs, resulting in August setting the fourth record high so far in 2016.

The supersectors with the two largest gains this month both set record high levels – professional & business services (+6,700) and leisure & hospitality (+4,800). Education & health services and government, were both down by 6,400, tied for the largest volume decline.

Looking at the entire year, total nonfarm jobs in Pennsylvania were up 51,500 (+0.9%). Six of the 11 super sectors added jobs from last September. The largest increase over the past twelve months was in education & health services (+21,800), while the largest decline was in mining & logging (-7,900).

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