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State Unemployment Rate Holds Steady in July

PA-Dept-of-Labor-and-Industry-logoPennsylvania’s unemployment rate remained at 5.0% in July.  This is the second month is a row the rate has been at 5%.  

The rate continues to be above the national, which dropped in July to 4.3%.  

Over the last month, the state’s civilian dropped to 6,456,000, decreasing by 18,000.  Resident employment decreased by 16,000, and unemployment count dropped 1,000.  Eight of the 11 supersectors of employment added jobs over the month.

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  1. Won’t hold steady after the budget revenue bill is eventually passed, there will be public employees looking for jobs.

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  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?


    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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