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PENNSYLVANIA'S NON-FARM JOBS DOWN IN DECEMBER

 PENNSYLVANIA'S NON-FARM JOBS DOWN IN DECEMBER
 /ADVANCE/ HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonagricultural


jobs in Pennsylvania declined 12,800 from November to 5.17 million in December, state Department of Labor and Industry analysts reported today.
 The month-to-month job drop, which brought December's job total to 44,800 below that of December 1990, was nearly double the seasonal norm, department analysts said.
 The non-farm job count excludes not only farm workers, but also domestic workers, unpaid family workers and the self-employed.
 Goods-producing jobs fell 17,300 since November to 1.19 million, a new record low. Manufacturing, at 957,300, and durable goods manufacturing, at 531,300, also posted all-time lows in December, breaking the records set by each in November.
 Since December 1990, jobs in the goods-producing sector fell by 51,300. While nearly all industry groups shared in the over-the-year decrease, major losses were posted in construction (-8,600), primary metals (-6,500) and industrial machinery (-6,400).
 Service-producing jobs were up for the fourth consecutive month, climbing by 4,300 to 3.98 million in December, but the increase was only half of the expected seasonal gain. Boosted by the holiday shopping season, retail trade posted the largest job increase, up by 10,600 since November. This gain was partially offset by a loss of 5,600 government jobs.
 Over the year, service-producing jobs increased by 5,300. Services, the largest gainer, was up 23,300 jobs in December, mainly in health and educational services. Government, the largest loser, was down 11,100 jobs; losses of 1,900 federal and 13,200 state jobs were partly offset by gains of 4,000 in local government.
 Among Pennsylvania's 15 major labor market areas, only the Allentown-Bethlehem Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) reported a job increase since November. All others, with the exception of the Reading MSA where the employment level remained stable in December, posted declines ranging from 100 in the Beaver County Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) to 5,800 in the Philadelphia PMSA.
 Note: The following tables contain "Establishment (payroll) Employment" for major labor market areas and statewide totals by categories of industry.
 ESTABLISHMENT EMPLOYMENT
 NUMBER OF EMPLOYES ON NONAGRICULTURAL PAYROLLS, BY PLACE OF WORK
 PENNSYLVANIA and MAJOR AREAS
 (In thousands, not seasonally adjusted)
 NUMBER OF JOBS (A)
 VOLUME CHANGE FROM
 AREA DEC. NOV. DEC. NOV. DEC.
 1991 1991(B) 1990 1991 1990
 PENNSYLVANIA: 5,173.7 5,186.5 5,218.5 -12.8 -44.8
 ALLENTOWN-
 BETHLEHEM MSA 292.0 291.4 292.0 0.6 0.0
 ALTOONA MSA 54.3 55.2 54.5 -0.9 -0.2
 BEAVER COUNTY PMSA 50.9 51.0 50.8 -0.1 0.1
 ERIE MSA 118.9 120.2 122.3 -1.3 -3.4
 HARRISBURG-LEBANON-
 CARLISLE MSA 316.1 317.1 317.8 -1.0 -1.7
 JOHNSTOWN MSA 83.5 83.9 84.2 -0.4 -0.7
 LANCASTER MSA 191.6 192.3 193.1 -0.7 -1.5
 PHILADELPHIA PMSA 2,208.0 2,213.8 2,240.4 -5.8 -32.4
 PITTSBURGH PMSA 926.1 930.4 929.9 -4.3 -3.8
 READING MSA 155.3 155.3 154.9 0.0 0.4
 SCRANTON/
 WILKES-BARRE MSA 306.6 308.1 308.2 -1.5 -1.6
 SHARON MSA 44.6 44.8 45.3 -0.2 -0.7
 STATE COLLEGE MSA 62.0 63.7 62.0 -1.7 0.0
 WILLIAMSPORT MSA 51.5 51.8 52.0 -0.3 -0.5
 YORK MSA 183.2 184.1 185.0 -0.9 -1.8
 (A) Includes persons involved in labor-management disputes.
 (B) Preliminary data; subject to revision.
 PENNSYLVANIA ESTABLISHMENT EMPLOYMENT
 NUMBER OF EMPLOYES ON NONAGRICULTURAL PAYROLLS, BY PLACE OF WORK
 (In thousands, not seasonally adjusted)
 VOLUME CHANGE FROM
 DEC. NOV. DEC. NOV. DEC.
 1991(A) 1991 1990 1991 1990
 NONAGRICULTURAL WAGE
 AND SALARY 5,173.7 5,186.5 5,218.5 -12.8 -44.8
 GOODS PRODUCING
 INDUSTRIES 1,193.3 1,210.6 1,244.6 -17.3 -51.3
 MINING 25.2 25.7 26.9 -10.9 -1.7
 CONSTRUCTION 210.8 221.7 219.4 -5.9 -8.6
 MANUFACTURING
 INDUSTRIES 957.3 963.2 998.3 -3.1 -41.0
 DURABLE GOODS
 INDUSTRIES 531.3 534.4 561.6 -0.1 -30.3
 LUMBER AND WOOD
 PRODUCTS 27.3 27.4 29.6 -0.2 -2.3
 FURNITURE AND FIXTURES 17.6 17.8 19.1 -0.9 -1.5
 STONE, CLAY, AND
 GLASS PRODS. 42.0 42.9 45.2 -0.9 -3.2
 PRIMARY METAL
 INDUSTRIES 80.7 80.4 87.2 0.3 -6.5
 FABRICATED METAL
 PRODUCTS 83.4 83.9 87.1 -0.5 -3.7
 INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY 98.8 99.7 105.2 -0.9 -6.4
 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 76.7 77.1 78.0 -0.4 -1.3
 TRANSPORTATION
 EQUIPMENT 47.2 47.8 50.9 -0.6 -3.7
 INSTRUMENTS AND
 RELATED PRODS. 37.5 37.2 39.4 0.3 -1.9
 MISCELLANEOUS
 MANUFACTURING 20.1 20.2 19.9 -0.1 0.2
 NONDURABLE GOODS
 INDUSTRIES 426.0 428.8 436.7 -2.8 -10.7
 FOOD AND KINDRED
 PRODUCTS 88.8 89.9 90.3 -1.1 -1.5
 TOBACCO MANUFACTURES 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.0 0.0
 TEXTILE MILL PRODUCTS 26.1 26.5 26.9 -0.4 -0.8
 APPAREL AND OTHER
 TEXT. PRODS. 64.3 64.7 67.9 -0.4 -3.6
 PAPER AND
 ALLIED PRODS. 38.9 39.2 39.4 -0.3 -0.5
 PRINTING AND
 PUBLISHING 83.8 83.6 85.7 0.2 -1.9
 CHEMICALS AND
 ALLIED PRODS. 61.4 61.7 62.4 -0.3 -1.0
 PETROLEUM AND
 COAL PRODS. 11.6 11.7 11.4 -0.1 0.2
 RUBBER AND PLASTICS
 PRODS. 42.1 42.4 42.7 -0.3 -0.6
 LEATHER AND LEATHER
 PRODS. 7.9 8.0 8.9 -0.1 -1.0
 SERVICE PRODUCING
 INDUSTRIES 3,978.2 3,973.9 3,972.9 4.3 5.3
 TRANSPORTATION 171.6 170.0 168.7 1.6 2.9
 PUBLIC UTILITIES 104.4 104.7 104.9 -0.3 -0.5
 COMMUNICATIONS 52.1 52.0 50.7 0.1 1.4
 ELECTRIC, GAS AND
 SANITARY 52.3 52.7 54.2 -0.4 -1.9
 WHOLESALE TRADE 271.7 271.8 277.9 -0.1 -6.2
 RETAIL TRADE 933.2 922.6 937.5 10.6 -4.3
 GENERAL MERCHANDISE
 STORES 134.4 130.1 133.8 4.3 0.6
 FINANCE, INSURANCE
 AND REAL EST. 300.3 299.5 299.1 0.8 1.2
 FINANCE 141.4 140.5 140.4 0.9 1.0
 INSURANCE 118.1 118.0 117.9 0.1 0.2
 REAL ESTATE 40.8 41.0 40.8 -0.2 0.0
 SERVICES 1,489.6 1,492.3 1,466.3 -2.7 23.3
 BUSINESS SERVICES 209.7 212.9 213.9 -3.2 -4.2
 HEALTH SERVICES 496.4 492.9 480.4 3.5 16.0
 HOSPITALS 267.8 265.2 258.8 2.6 9.0
 LEGAL SERVICES 42.6 42.9 42.9 -0.3 -0.3
 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 170.0 171.8 163.7 -1.8 6.3
 SOCIAL SERVICES 111.9 111.4 107.0 0.5 4.9
 OTHER SERVICES 459.0 460.4 458.4 -1.4 0.6
 GOVERNMENT 707.4 713.0 718.5 -5.6 -11.1
 FEDERAL 134.5 134.0 136.4 0.5 -1.9
 STATE 148.2 152.5 161.4 -4.3 -13.2
 LOCAL 424.7 426.5 420.7 -1.8 4.0
 PERSONS IN LABOR-MGMT.
 DISPUTES 2.2 2.0 1.0 0.2 1.2
 (A) Preliminary data; subject to revision.
 /delval/
 -0- 2/2/92/1800
 /CONTACT: Jack McGettigan of the Department of Labor and Industry, 717-787-7530, 412-565-5339, or 215-581-8102/ CO: Department of Labor and Industry ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU:


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