Pa. Unemployment Rate Down To 4.2 Percent In August, Lowest Rate in More than 20 Years


September 29, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its preliminary employment situation report for August 2022.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down one-tenth​ of a percentage point over the month to 4.2 percent in August, the lowest rate since June 2000. The U.S. unemployment rate was up two-tenths of a ​percentage point over the month to 3.7 percent. The commonwealth’s unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points below its August 2021 level and the national rate was down 1.5 percentage points over the year.

“With Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dipping to 4.2...

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