Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was up one-tenth of a percent in April to 4.9 percent, the Department of Labor and Industry reported Friday.
On Thursday morning advocates, unemployment compensation workers, and claimants held a rally to demand that the General Assembly pass a long-term unemployment compensation funding bill.
The month of March brought good news to Pennsylvania on the unemployment front: the commonwealth’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percent to 4.8 percent, the lowest level since the early stages of the Great Recession in February 2008.
In figures released from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Friday, it was reported that the commonwealth’s unemployment picture got a little better in January, decreasing by two-tenths of a percent from December’s numbers.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announced seasonally adjusted unemployment figures for Pennsylvania on Friday, noting unemployment in Pennsylvania declined one-tenth of one percent since October.
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Rep. Matt Bradford (D-Montgomery)
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