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Pa.'s Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.7 Percent in December


January 28, 2021

Data from Pa. Dept. of Labor. Chart courtesy of

This chart shows the Pa. unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) for from February through November 2020. The rate has been declining since May and in December was 6.7 percent, 2.1 percentage points above its December 2019 level.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its employment report for December 2020, showing that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage points over the month to 6.7 percent in December, the eighth consecutive monthly decline.

The U.S. rate remained unchanged from November at 6.7 percent. The commonwealth's unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points above its December 2019 level while the national rate was up 3.1 points over the year.

Pennsylvania's civilian labor force – the estimated number of residents working or looking for work – decreased...

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