Corbett Campaign Statement On The latest Unemployment Numbers

- The Corbett-Cawley Campaign today released the following statement from Governor Tom Corbett regarding the latest unemployment report released by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, which has the state’s unemployment rate down to 6.2 percent. This is the lowest level since November 2008 and remains below the national rate of 6.7 percent. The latest numbers come on the heels of another positive jobs report from earlier this month that put the jobless rate at 6.4 percent.

“Today’s jobs report is an encouraging sign for Pennsylvania,” stated Corbett. “It’s simple - as we continue fighting in Harrisburg for less taxes, we are seeing more jobs. As Governor, I will keep fighting to make good on our promises that have put Pennsylvania on the path to a brighter future by reforming Harrisburg, keeping taxes low and creating more than 150,000 private sector jobs. The people didn’t send me to Harrisburg to make friends, they sent me there to make a difference, and that is what I will continue to do.”

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