February 25, 2024 10:33 pm
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Local Unemployment Down Two Percent Since 2021


Staff Writer

As released in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report earlier last month, Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in August, down from 4.3 percent in July. 

Locally, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on September 28, the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area unemployment rate stayed the same at 4.5 percent.  

Since August 2021, though, the area’s unemployment has dropped 2 percent from 6.5 to 4.5 percent. 

The data shows good signs of economic recovery as the state continues to recover from job losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fetterman to stump for Biden in Nevada swing county

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) is heading west on Saturday to stump for President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign in a key Nevada swing county. Fetterman is scheduled to join the Washoe Democratic Party for its annual Crab Feed and meet with voters in the northern Nevada county, according to the Biden-Harris campaign.