The nation’s total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 339,000 jobs.
On Friday, May 5, the Bureau of Labor Statistics published a report which included preliminary national unemployment numbers for April.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment was 4.3% in January, according to state data released on Friday.
On Friday, February 3, the Bureau of Labor Statistics published a report which included preliminary national unemployment numbers for January.
The Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) stayed steady at 3.3 percent Per New Report, just below the state average.
According to the report, the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent in December, down 0.1 percent from the previous month.
The latest job numbers from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released last month shows that the unemployment rate in September reached an all time low in the commonwealth, mirroring national trends.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in August, according to state data released on Friday.
Locally, in Lehigh County, the unemployment rate is just above the state average at 4.7 percent and in Northampton County is just on the state average at 4.3 percent.
Unemployment claims had increased nationally in January following the increase of Omicron variant infections, resulting in a slowdown of services in several industries.