PA jobless rate rises again, level with US rate
From the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER / AP:
Pennsylvania’s jobless rate rose again in August, pulling even with the national rate for the first time since 2006.
The state Department of Labor and Industry said Thursday that the unemployment rate rose to 8.1 percent from 7.9 percent, as hiring remained on a yearlong plateau.
August’s jump in the jobless rate is the third straight monthly increase after dropping back from the recessionary peak of 8.7 percent in 2010. Since 2006, the state’s unemployment rate has been below the national unemployment rate…
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