Payrolls grow in June, statewide unemployment rate steady

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 19, 2013 11:16 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Employers in Pennsylvania added an estimated 19,000 jobs in June, as the state's unemployment rate remained steady.

A new report from the state Department of Labor and Industry shows that June's payroll growth is due in large part to the tourism, education and health sectors adding more than 27,000 jobs.

Those additions overcame losses in manufacturing, construction and the trade, transportation and utilities sector.

The monthly addition was one of the biggest since 2010, when Pennsylvania began recovering from the effects of the recession.

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate of 7.5 percent in June was the same as May's. The national unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in June.

Pennsylvania payrolls hit a record above 5.8 million in 2008, but shrank to below 5.6 million in 2009. June's payrolls remain below 2006 numbers.

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