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Pa.’s unemployment rate was 4.4% in February

By: - March 24, 2023 10:51 am

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Pennsylvania’s unemployment was 4.4% in February, according to state data released on Friday.

The February unemployment rate is one-tenth of a percentage point above the January rate of 4.3%, according to the Department of Labor and Industry.

The commonwealth’s February 2023 unemployment rate matches its February 2022 unemployment rate, data showed.

Nationally, the unemployment rate was 3.6% in February, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 3.4% in January.

In Pennsylvania, non-farm jobs were up 5,600 over the month to a record high of 6,094,400 in February.

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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.