The job market got even better, in a surprisingly positive sign for the economy
The strength of the job market is in contrast with other economic indicators, which show the U.S. economy shrinking during the first six months of the year.
The gap between Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate and the national rate is among the widest it has been in decades.
“That’s a remarkable number. We had never seen a number like that … in any state across the nation.”
Why are so many jobs going unfilled and what happened to all those who quit?
“Me being pregnant, I needed the flexibility. If I’m not feeling good, I’m going to go home.”
The results add local data to growing evidence the coronavirus pandemic and its economic blows have fallen unevenly across racial and demographic groups.
“If we would order a cap for a bottle, normally we would receive that material in two to three weeks. That [now] has been pushed out to almost three months.”
When asked about the nation’s economy, most Americans would probably not have much good to say about it.
Roughly 1,400 workers at Kellogg’s four U.S. cereal plants have been on strike since Oct. 5.
In a separate survey of employers, payrolls in Pennsylvania grew in October by 19,000, to closer to 5.8 million.