Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate stayed at 3.5% in August

BY: - September 15, 2023

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was unchanged between July and August, remaining at the record low rate of 3.5%, the state announced Friday. That low dates back to January 1976. The state unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points below its August 2022 level of 4.3%, according to the Department of Labor and Industry. The national rate was […]

The exterior of the Pennsylvania state Capitol on March 7, 2023 (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Workers in Pennsylvania continue to have, and use, real leverage over employers

BY: - September 4, 2023

Wages have kept up with inflation, and a tight labor market continues to give workers more leverage than they’ve had in decades. But divided legislative branches at the state and federal level mean progress toward other improvements for workers’ conditions often stalls, and is why there’s “zero chance of enacting a major pro-worker labor law […]

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to record low of 3.5% in July

BY: - August 18, 2023

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.5% in July, the lowest rate on record (dating back to January 1976), according to state data released on Friday. That’s a decline of three-tenths of a percentage point from June, according to the Department of Labor and Industry, and 0.8% percentage points lower than the July 2022 unemployment rate […]

Pa. unemployment rate drops to record low of 3.8% in June | Five for the Weekend

BY: - July 22, 2023

The commonwealth’s June 2023 unemployment rate is one-half of a percentage point below its June 2022 rate of 4.3%, state data shows.

Pa.’s unemployment rate was 4% in May

BY: - June 16, 2023

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

The need for healthcare workers is not expected to lag, analysts say. Shown here is a nurse in the emergency room at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

States see record low unemployment across the U.S.

BY: - May 25, 2023

South and Midwest see big boosts. Young people, Black women and people with disabilities benefit.

Pa’s unemployment rate was 4.1% in April

BY: - May 19, 2023

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

Pa.’s unemployment rate was 4.4% in February

BY: - March 24, 2023

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.

Pa. says it will extend popular program for job-seekers | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 17, 2023

It's a ray of good news in a system long plagued by customer-service issues

Pa.’s unemployment rate at 4.3% in January

BY: - March 10, 2023

The commonwealth’s January 2023 unemployment rate is 0.2 percentage points below its January 2022 unemployment rate, data showed.

Pa.’s unemployment rate dropped to a record low of 3.9% in December

BY: - January 20, 2023

The commonwealth’s December 2022 unemployment rate is 1.6 percentage points below its December 2021 unemployment rate, data released by the state Department of Labor and Industry showed.


From two economists: A look ahead at the economy for 2023 | Analysis

BY: - December 26, 2022

Inflation, unemployment, the housing crisis and a possible recession? What's next for the New Year?