A new report explored ways to reconnect residents of the Appalachian region to employment opportunities.
The United States added 187,000 new jobs in July, according to the monthly report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Pennsylvania work-based job training program is helping the state’s 3.4 million seniors overcome challenges to finding work.
According to the report, business applications in the West tied for the highest growth, with 104,123 new applications, a 2.9% increase from the previous month.
On Friday, May 5, the Bureau of Labor Statistics published a report which included preliminary national unemployment numbers for April.
Pennsylvania’s state unemployment rate in March was 4.2 percent, a 0.2 percent drop from February’s rate of 4.4 percent.
If you needed a reminder, look no further than Pennsylvania’s monthly revenue tally from gambling, which shattered the half-billion-dollar mark for the first time ever in March.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate remained relatively unchanged, increasing from 4.3 percent in January to 4.4 percent in February.
Pennsylvania will extend a popular program for job-seekers that allowed some unemployment claimants to meet in-person with state workers for one-on-one attention.
Per the new report, in the Northeast, business applications increased 4.6 percent between January and February, from 61,137 to 64,190 applications.