Pennsylvania jobless rate dips slightly in July to 4.2 percent

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HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – The number of people looking for work dipped slightly in July according to numbers released Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

The unemployment rate dipped one-tenth of a percent to 4.2 percent, the lowest rate since it was matched in May 2007. 

The department reports that since January, unemployment in the state has dropped by six-tenths of a point.

For July, the state’s workforce gained about 15,000 jobs compared to a decrease of 8,000 new applications for unemployment benefits.

Jobs were up in seven of the 11 industry “supersectors” with professional & business services, Leisure & hospitality and other services hitting record highs.

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