The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for October 2017.
The agency says the number of unemployed residents dropped by more than 5,000 since a year ago, while the number of employed residents rose over the same period by almost 8,000. Chase County has the lowest rate at 2 percent while Coffey County has the highest at 4.2 percent. That's down from 3.7 percent in September and 3.9 percent a year ago, state labor officials say.
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Over the year, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased five-tenths of a percentage point from 3.2% in October 2016.
Unemployment fell significantly in both the Lincoln area and in the state as a whole. Private sector jobs decreased by 1,700 from the previous month. Over the year, employment was up 1,000 while unemployment shrank by 58,000 from last October. In addition to Nebraska, 10 other states saw their unemployment rates drop during the month. Six supersectors in the commonwealth added jobs over the year. The state has picked up an estimated 69,000 jobs in the past 12 months.
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