Pennsylvania Employment Analysis

( Data Date : July 2019 )

Pennsylvania Employment Data

Located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., the Keystone State has a sizable energy industry, with plenty of natural gas trapped in the Marcellus Shale play. Its economy continues to grow modestly though, with gains held back recently by further declines in oil and gas exploration. Growth industries include life sciences, engineering and healthcare, with leading educational institutions and hospitals. Pennsylvania’s economy is improving, but weak population demographics and poor public sector finances are keeping growth in check. (Source: Wells Fargo Securities, LLC)

State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)

  • Compared to national rates, Pennsylvania unemployment rate in July 2019 was higher by 1% than the U.S. rate of 3.5%.

  • Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.