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Rural PA Hit Hardest by Unemployment
PA UnemploymentJune's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.3 percent, flat from May's rate according to the state. The unemployment rate was up from 5.3 percent in June 2008.
The state's rate stayed below the national average, which rose to 9.5 percent in June.
The seasonally-adjusted civilian labor force — the number of people working or looking for work— fell between May and June, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry said Friday. However, the figure was up year-over-year.
The number fell by 36,000 in June to 6,436,000. Resident employment was down 38,000 in June, while unemployment was up 2,000 for the month. Since June 2008, the labor force was up 45,000.
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