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Pa’s unemployment rate was 4.1% in April

By: - May 19, 2023 9:17 am

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Pennsylvania’s unemployment was 4.1% in April, matching the lowest rate recorded back in 1976, according to state data released on Friday.

The April unemployment rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from the March rate of 4.2%, according to the Department of Labor and Industry.

The commonwealth’s April 2023 unemployment rate is two-tenths of a percent lower than its April 2022 rate of 4.3%, state data shows.

Nationally, the unemployment rate was 3.4% in April, down from 3.5% in March. 

In Pennsylvania, non-farm jobs were up 11,000 over the month to a record high of 6,117,100 in April.

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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.