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Latest Unemployment Statistics
September 2014
September 2013
September 2014
September 2013
Civilian Labor Force 6,347,000 6,440,000 155,862,000 155,473,000
Employment 5,987,000 5,971,000 146,600,000 144,270,000
Unemployment 360,000 469,000 9,262,000 11,203,000
Unemployment Rate 5.7 7.3 5.9 7.2


October 29, 2014
Pilot Grant Awarded to Fund First Statewide Program of Support Services Providers (SSPs) for Pennsylvanians Who Are Deaf-Blind
Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Labor & Industry has partnered with the PA Statewide Independent Living Council to award a $425,000 grant to the Center for Independent Living of Central PA.  Read More

October 17, 2014
PA Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.7% in September
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate declined by one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.7 percent in September. The commonwealth’s rate was two-tenths of a percentage point below the U.S. rate of 5.9 percent.   Read More

September 29, 2014
Pennsylvania’s Job-Matching Site, JobGateway®, Reaches Record-High 250,000 Available Jobs
Continuing to advance his JOBS1stPA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett today announced that JobGateway®, the state’s website that matches available jobs to qualified individuals looking for work, reached a record-high in job postings in September.   Read More

August 15, 2014
PA Unemployment Rate at 5.7% in July
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate rose in July to 5.7 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from June. This was the first gain in the state unemployment rate since June 2012.   Read More

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