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Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent in April

By: - May 20, 2022 12:51 pm

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Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent in April, according to state data released on Friday.

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

Nationally, the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent, a 38.9 percent decrease since April 2021.

In Pennsylvania, nonfarm jobs were up 11,400 over the month to 5,917,800 in April.

The department reports that Pennsylvania has recovered approximately 84 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. 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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