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Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in July

By: - August 19, 2022 9:34 am

Across the U.S., millions have lost jobs, paychecks and health insurance. (Getty Images / Spencer Pratt)

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in July, according to state data released on Friday.

Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s July 2022 unemployment rate is 2.1 percentage points below its July 2021 unemployment rate. 

Nationally, the unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point over the month to 3.5 percent.

In Pennsylvania, non-farm jobs were up 31,000 over the month to 5,979,500 in July.

The department said the state has recovered approximately 90 percent of jobs lost in the first two months of the pandemic period.

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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.