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Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent in June

By: - July 22, 2022 11:59 am

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

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent in June, according to state data released on Friday.

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

Nationally, the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent.

In Pennsylvania, nonfarm jobs were up 21,200 over the month to 5,950,900 in June.

The department reports that Pennsylvania has recovered approximately 87 percent of jobs lost due to the pandemic.

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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.