Unemployment rate steady in Pennsylvania in August at 5.4 percent

September 18, 2015 2:49 PM

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Unemployment rate steady in Pennsylvania in August at 5.4 percent

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained steady in August, for the third straight month, as payrolls shrank slightly.

The civilian labor force, the number of people working or looking for work, shrank by 12,000, but still remained above 6.4 million. Employment dropped by 7,000 to remain below 6.1 million while unemployment dropped by 5,000 to 344,000.

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