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Pa. unemployment hits 10-year low

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Pennsylvania's unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level in about 10 years.

The 4.6 percent unemployment rate recorded last month matches a rate not seen since September 2007, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

The state, however, still lags the U.S. as a whole, which has a 4.1 percent unemployment rate. 

Jobs grew overall, but growth was uneven by sector. The leisure and hospitality sector lost 4,500 jobs in November, when compared to October, while construction added 3,400. Education and health services gained 3,000.

Other sectors saw smaller swings. Manufacturing, for example, added 600 jobs.

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Cathy Hirko

Cathy Hirko

Cathy Hirko is managing editor, news, for the Central Penn Business Journal. Email her at chirko@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter, @CathyHirko.

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