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Pa.’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in November

By: - December 17, 2021 11:55 am

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 5.7 percent in November, according to state data released Friday.

Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s November 2021 unemployment rate is 1.4 percentage points below its November 2020 level, and three-tenths of a percentage point below its October 2021 level.

Nationally, the unemployment rate decreased four-tenths of a percentage over the month to 4.2 percent.

Pennsylvania’s nonfarm jobs were up 13,500 over the month, totaling to more than 5.7 million in November.

The leisure & hospitality sector had the largest 12-month gain, adding 46,300 jobs since last November.

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.

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