PA jobless rate ticks up to 4.2 percent in November

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FILE – This Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, shows the Illinois Department of Employment Security office in Springfield, Ill. On Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the week before. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Pennsylvania’s jobless rate ticke up a tenth of a percent in November to 4.2 percent.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released the November number just ahead of the Christmas holidays.

That means that while 17,000 people found work in November another 21,000 were put on the unemployment rolls.

Construction had the largest monthly gain, reaching its highest level since May, 2008. However only five of the state’s 11 industry supersectors showed gains from month to month.

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