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Latest Unemployment Statistics
August 2014
August 2013
August 2014
August 2013
Civilian Labor Force 6,344,000 6,449,000 155,959,000 155,435,000
Employment 5,976,000 5,969,000 146,368,000 144,179,000
Unemployment 367,000 480,000 9,591,000 11,256,000
Unemployment Rate 5.8 7.4 6.1 7.2


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

June 24, 2014
L&I Introduces a New, More Efficient System to Help Expedite UC Claims
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is partnering with the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) to bring employers a solution to help businesses efficiently and accurately speed the processing of claims  Read More

June 20, 2014
PA Unemployment Rate Declines in May to Five-Year Low of 5.6%; Private Jobs at Record High
Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for May 2014.  Read More

May 19, 2014
Governor Corbett Announces JOBS1st PA Apprenticeship Grants to Develop Skilled Talent
Governor Tom Corbett today announced the availability of up to $1 million in JOBS1st PA grants to improve and enhance existing apprenticeship programs in the state so that apprentices acquire the skills necessary to compete in the 21st Century.  Read More

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