The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania has dropped for the third consecutive month. October’s rate fell to 8.8%, down from 9.0% in September.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania had 592,000 people unemployed in the month of July. 7000, mostly “census jobs”, were lost which contributed to the decline. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 9.3% for July 2010, which is a full point higher than July 2009. Yes, things are just getting better all the time. The national unemployement rate is 9.5%.