May 27, 2023 7:31 pm

Local News

Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Drops 0.2 Percent


Staff Writer

Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released both national and state unemployment and jobs data from March. According to the national employment situation report, the national unemployment rate dropped from 3.6 percent in February to 3.5 percent in March.

Pennsylvania’s state unemployment rate in March was 4.2 percent, a 0.2 percent drop from February’s rate of 4.4 percent. According, the preliminary data, there was an increase of about 5,000 jobs across the state with some of the largest increases coming from the information, manufacturing, and government sectors. 

The full Bureau of Labor Statistics state report can be found here

Doula Nonprofit Offers Financial Assistance for State Certification

As state lawmakers in Harrisburg work to combat Pennsylvania’s maternal mortality crisis, an advocacy organization is helping doulas with the cost of obtaining a state certification, a move they hope will bring more people into the field and improve maternal health outcomes across the commonwealth.