Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate down to 7.3% in March

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Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point over the month to 7.3% in March.

The U.S. rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point from February to 6%. The commonwealth’s unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points above its March 2020 level, while the national rate was up 1.6 points over the year.

Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force increased 1,000 over the month as employment rose slightly more than unemployment declined.

Pennsylvania’s total nonfarm jobs were up 24,000 over the month to 5,678,500 in March, the 10th
gain in the past 11 months. Jobs increased in 10 of the 11 industry supersectors with the largest
volume gain in education & health services (+8,500).

Over the year, total nonfarm jobs were down 369,200 with declines in all supersectors.

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