Pennsylvania added jobs for the sixth straight month in May, but unemployment remained steady from April at 3.8 percent, according to the state Department of Labor and Industry.
The labor department said total nonfarm jobs rose slightly to a record high of nearly 6.1 million, with gains seen in five of 11 industry sectors.
The biggest growth came from government, which added 2,200 jobs in May. Financial services was second with 800 new jobs.
By contrast, the state said 3,200 jobs were shed in professional and business services.
Over the year, unemployment has dipped from 4.3 percent, according to the labor department. About 65,000 people have joined the labor pool since May 2018, while 90,000 more people have gained employment.