Pennsylvania’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in August, up two-tenths of a percentage point from the July rate of 7.9 percent.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate equaled the U.S. rate in August and has been at or below the U.S. rate for 70 consecutive months.
The state unemployment rate was the same as August 2011. Pennsylvania’s seasonally adjusted civilian labor force the number of people working or looking for work was down 3,000 in August to 6,475,000. Resident employment was down 19,000 to 5,950,000, and the number of unemployed residents was up 16,000 to 525,000.
Pennsylvania’s labor force was 105,000 above its August 2011 level.