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Pa.'s jobless rate holds steady at 4.6 percent

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 18, 2016 8:19 AM
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Juthathip Ruiz works amongst racks of yarn at Langhorne Carpet Company in Penndel. The family owned manufacturer was established in 1930. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Philadelphia) -- Pennsylvania's unemployment rate is holding steady at 4.6 percent. 

The state Department of Labor and Industry reports no change in the rate from January to February.

It's at the lowest level since September 2007. 

Total nonfarms jobs last month increased over 21,000 to a record high of 5.867 million in February. 

The department says the largest gain was in education and health services, up over 12,000 due mostly to education services. 

The biggest drop was in manufacturing, following three consecutive gains.

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