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Fewer job layoffs in Pa. than any other state

  • Scott LaMar
A customer wears a face mask as they carry their order past a now hiring sign at an eatery in Richardson, Texas.  On Thursday, Nov. 5, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 751,000, a still-historically high level that shows that many employers keep cutting jobs in the face of the accelerating pandemic.

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A customer wears a face mask as they carry their order past a now hiring sign at an eatery in Richardson, Texas. On Thursday, Nov. 5, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 751,000, a still-historically high level that shows that many employers keep cutting jobs in the face of the accelerating pandemic.

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Airdate: Monday, February 28, 2022

During the month of December, workers in Pennsylvania had the highest degree of job security in the country.

That’s according to the job site ZipRecruiter that said that Pennsylvania had a layoff rate of 0.2% — the lowest in the state’s history. About 5,000 employees lost their jobs in Pennsylvania out of 1.1 million nationwide.

This all comes at a time when employers are not finding enough people to hire for open positions. As a result, they’re holding onto the employees they already have.

ZipRecruiter’s lead economist Sinem Buber is on Monday’s Smart Talk with more details and analysis.

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