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Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in March

By: - April 18, 2022 10:58 am

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Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in March, according to state data released last week.

Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s March 2022 unemployment rate is 2.2 percentage points below its March 2021 unemployment rate.

Nationally, the unemployment rate dropped by two-tenths of a percentage point over the month to 3.6 percent, a 38.6 percent decrease since March 2021.

Nonfarm jobs in Pennsylvania increased by 15,800 over the month to 5,902,300 in March.

The department reports that Pennsylvania has recovered approximately 83 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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