Pa.’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in November


Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped slight to 5.7 percent in November, according to state data released Friday.


Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s November 2021 unemployment rate is 1.4 percentage points below its November 2020 level, and three-tenths of a percentage point below its October 2021 level.


Nationally, the unemployment rate decreased four-tenths of a percentage over the month to 4.2 percent.


Pennsylvania’s nonfarm jobs were up 13,500 over the month, totaling to more than 5.7 million in November.


The leisure & hospitality sector had the largest 12-month gain, adding 46,300 jobs since last November.