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Pennsylvania jobless rate unchanged as payrolls creep higher

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 21, 2017 10:18 AM
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In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016, photo, Reina Borges, left, stands in line to apply for a job with Aldi at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Aug. 5, the Labor Department issues its jobs report for July. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained the same in June, as payrolls crept higher.

The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was 5 percent last month, the same as in May. The national rate was 4.4 percent in June.

The household survey found that the civilian labor force, employment and unemployment were all relative stable last month.

A separate survey of employers found that seasonally adjusted non-farm payrolls rose by 6,100 in June, to almost 5.94 million. Goods producing industries shrank by about 2,000 jobs while service providing industries rose by more than 8,000.

Friday's figures are preliminary and could change.

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