While Pennsylvania added 19,100 jobs in June, the state’s unemployment rate remains at 7.5 percent, according to employment statistics released Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.
State officials said its the lowest unemployment rate since March 2009.
“Pennsylvania has now added more than 130,000 private-sector jobs since Governor Corbett took office,” said Julia Hearthway, secretary of the Department of Labor & Industry, in a news release. “Combined with an unemployment rate below that of the U.S., Pennsylvania remains on a path of continued growth.”
From June 2012 to June 2013, the number of people unemployed was 490,000, matching the third lowest level in the past four years.