PA jobless rate hits record low 3.9 percent in March

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 HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate hit it’s lowest level since 1976 in March.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry says the jobless rate for the month dropped one-tenth of a point to a record low of 3.9 percent. That compares with the national rate of 3.8 percent in February, which was unchanged from the previous month.

The state says the number of people finding a job in March rose by 10,000 hitting a record high of 6,219,000. Meanwhile the number of those unemployed dropped 6,000 to it’s lowest level since August 2000.

The biggest gains came in the professional and business services, education and health services and leisure and hospitality sectors.

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