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Pa. Unemployment Rate Dips to 6.0%

The state unemployment rate was lower than the federal unemployment rate again in March.

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate fell again in March, according to new numbers released Friday by the state Department of Labor and Industry.

The unemployment rate in March was 6.0 percent, down from 6.2 percent in February.

It is the state's lowest unemployment rate since October 2008. The overall U.S. unemployment rate in March was unchanged from February's, remaining at 6.7 percent.

The state's March 2013 unemployment rate was 7.7 percent, the Department of Labor and Industry said.

mark wood April 18, 2014 at 01:53 PM
Name six unemployment numbers that are not reported, in the media, in the real world, (its called Realville, join me, its great,) this number is only one of many. The currect percentage varies from state to state, but be sure of this, the media only shows the number reported to them by DC. and if you believe them, sorry for you.
mark wood April 18, 2014 at 01:56 PM
if no human reported to the unemployment office for 6 months, the DC folk will tell you , everybody is employed, really? That tels me that folks are finally seeing your game for what it is, lies upon lies, put that in you maryjane pipe and smoke it.
The Truth April 18, 2014 at 10:32 PM
They'll d**k around with the numbers any way they can to make Obama look good, then "revise" the rate up 2-3 months after the fact, at which point nobody is paying attention or cares. They've been doing it for the last 6 years...
Sylvia Bastani April 19, 2014 at 06:57 AM
Sloppy reporting! These figures do not include tens of thousands cut by the loss of benefits! It is a BS campaign by Ciorbett! Shame on you for not stating that fact!
kimhir April 19, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Sylvia we should stay with facts here. The state unemployment numbers are coming from the federal government. US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. I strongly doubt that Corbett nor Obama can really alter them. You are correct that these do not include people who stopped looking for jobs however these numbers (which I agree are not accurate because they only include unemployed people actively looking for a job and not under employed people) are the numbers that we have gotten for many years to use as a comparison. This is not sloppy reporting they are reporting the numbers released by the Federal government. I really would not say "shame on you" to the patch or reporters for reporting a number that the Federal Department of Labor has been releasing monthly for a very long time. If you have a point to make you should make it without blaming the messenger or criticizing them for reporting the information.

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