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PENNSYLVANIA'S JOBLESS RATE 7.6 PERCENT IN JUNE

 PENNSYLVANIA'S JOBLESS RATE 7.6 PERCENT IN JUNE
 HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's seasonally


adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points in June to 7.6 percent, analysts with the state Department of Labor and Industry announced today.
 This is the second consecutive month to show a drop in the state's unemployment rate.
 In June, the state's civilian labor force, the estimated number of Pennsylvania residents working or available for and seeking work, declined 6,000 to 5.968 million. Last year at this time, the civilian labor force numbered 5.94 million.
 In contrast, resident employment rose 4,000 from May to 5.514 million in June. Employment was down 18,000 from June 1991.
 Since May, the number of unemployed residents declined by 10,000 to 454,000 its lowest level since March 1992, but above the June 1991 total of 404,000. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 1991 was 6.8 percent.
 Early results from a different survey, based upon employer payrolls, show total nonagricultural wage and salary jobs were up 15,400 from May to 5.06 million in June.
 Goods-producing industries had an overall job gain of 11,800 since May to 1.18 million. Over half of the gain -- 6,700 -- was in the construction industry, reflecting favorable weather conditions. 5,100 jobs were added in manufacturing and mining.
 In the service-producing sector, a net 2,600 jobs were added since May to reach 3.87 million. The seasonally expected drop of 9,000 in education-related government jobs was offset by gains in finance, insurance and real estate, wholesale and retail trade, and services.
 When compared to June 1991, total nonfarm jobs were down 63,000. Only service industries had more jobs -- 600 -- this June than a year before.
 PA (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)(A) JUNE 1992 MAY 1992 JUNE 1991
 Labor Force 5,968,000 5,974,000 5,936,000
 Employment 5,514,000 5,510,000 5,532,000
 Unemployment 454,000 464,000 404,000
 Rate 7.6 pct. 7.8 pct. 6.8 pct.
 (U.S. Rate) 7.8 pct. 7.5 pct. 6.9 pct.
 PA (UNADJUSTED) JUNE 1992 MAY 1992 JUNE 1991
 Labor Force 6,057,000 5,966,000 6,024,000
 Employment 5,604,000 5,497,000 5,618,000
 Unemployment 453,000 69,000 406,000
 Rate 7.5 pct. 7.9 pct. 6.7 pct.
 (U.S. Rate) 7.8 pct. 7.2 pct. 6.9 pct.
 (A) Seasonally adjusted figures attempt to "filter out" the labor market fluctuations which are caused by normal seasonal patterns. With these recurring patterns removed, the data provide a more accurate account of general economic trends.
 For additional information on the June Pennsylvania employment data, contact the Labor and Industry Press Office. Local and regional information for May is available from Labor and Industry's regional labor market analysts. Regional analysts' names and phone numbers may be obtained from the nearest state Job Center or from the L&I Press Office, 717-787-7530.
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 /CONTACT: Jack McGettigan or Susan Hensel of the Department of Labor & Industry, 717-787-7530/ CO: Department of Labor & Industry ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU:


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