EMPLOYMENT PICTURE IMPROVING ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA

Unemployment rates across Pennsylvania have continued to decline as shown in figures released for last month. Area data made public by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry on Tuesday shows the state’s unemployment rate was down three-tenths of a percentage point over the month to five point one percent in February. It is Pennsylvania’s lowest rate since just before the start of the pandemic in 2020 and marks the 22nd consecutive month without an unemployment rate increase.