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PENNSYLVANIA'S NON-FARM PAYROLLS UP 15,300 IN OCTOBER

 PENNSYLVANIA'S NON-FARM PAYROLLS UP 15,300 IN OCTOBER
 /ADVANCE/HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's non-


agricultural job count grew by 15,300 to 5.18 million in October, state Department of Labor and Industry analysts reported today.
 Department analysts said the October 1991 job count was the third highest October on record, although the total is down 34,600 from one year ago.
 The monthly non-farm job count excludes farm workers, the self- employed, domestic workers and unpaid family workers.
 Service-producing industries gained 27,600 jobs in October to reach 3.96 million, the largest October total on record. Among these industries, a gain of 3,500 jobs boosted the services category to a new record high of 1.47 million. Gains gains since September were also posted in government (plus 22,700) and retail trade (plus 3,200). Chronic weaknesses in banking and real estate continued into October as 3,400 jobs were lost in finance, insurance, and real estate over the month. One year ago, service-producing jobs numbered 3.94 million.
 In contrast, jobs in the goods-producing sector numbered 1.22 million in October. Down 11,000 over the month, all three major segments shared in the loss. Since October 1990, the goods-producing job count has dropped 56,500.
 At 965,700 in October, manufacturing jobs fell 5,300 to their lowest level on record. Both durable goods, down 4,200 jobs to a new record low of 536,100, and nondurable goods, down 1,100 jobs to 429,600, contributed to the over-the-month decline.
 Meanwhile, construction payrolls were off by 5,200 jobs from September and by 11,300 from October 1990, reflecting continued sluggishness. Mining jobs also declined in October, down 500 since September and 1,700 fewer than October 1990.
 Among Pennsylvania's 15 major labor market areas, only the Altoona Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle MSA reported job declines in October. The Philadelphia Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) posted the largest increase (plus 12,000), accounting for more than three-fourths of Pennsylvania's net gain in jobs since September.
 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 Non-agricultural Payrolls, By Place Of Work
 Pennsylvania and Major Areas
 (In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 Number of Jobs(A)
 Volume Change From
 Area Oct. Sept. Oct. Sept. Oct.
 1991(B) 1991 1990 1991 1990
 PENNSYLVANIA 5,180.5 5,165.2 5,215.1 15.3 -34.6
 ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM MSA 292.3 289.9 291.3 2.4 1.0
 ALTOONA MSA 54.8 55.1 54.7 -0.3 0.1
 BEAVER COUNTY PMSA 51.2 50.5 51.3 0.7 -0.1
 ERIE MSA 120.7 120.3 122.4 0.4 -1.7
 HARRISBURG-LEBANON-
 CARLISLE MSA 316.1 317.6 317.4 -1.5 -1.3
 JOHNSTOWN MSA 84.1 84.1 85.1 0.0 -1.0
 LANCASTER MSA 191.9 190.4 194.6 1.5 -2.7
 PHILADELPHIA PMSA 2,204.7 2,192.7 2,234.0 12.0 -29.3
 PITTSBURGH PMSA 929.2 923.8 931.0 5.4 -1.8
 READING MSA 153.9 152.5 155.6 1.4 -1.7
 SCRANTON/
 WILKES-BARRE MSA 307.0 305.0 310.3 2.0 -3.3
 SHARON MSA 44.1 43.9 45.8 0.2 -1.7
 STATE COLLEGE MSA 63.5 62.2 63.1 1.3 0.4
 WILLIAMSPORT MSA 51.7 51.3 51.6 0.4 0.1
 YORK MSA 183.3 182.5 183.3 0.8 0.0
 (A) Includes persons involved in labor-management disputes.
 (b) Preliminary data; subject to revision.
 Pennsylvania Establishment Employment
 Number Of Employes On Non-agricultural Payrolls, By Place Of Work
 (In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 Volume Change From
 Oct. Sept. Oct. Sept. Oct.
 1991(A) 1991 1990 1991 1990
 NON-AGRICULTURAL WAGE
 AND SALARY 5,180.5 5,165.2 5,215.1 15.3 -34.6
 GOODS PRODUCING
 INDUSTRIES 1,219.9 1,230.9 1,276.4 -11.0 -56.5
 MINING 26.0 26.5 27.7 -0.5 -1.7
 CONSTRUCTION 228.2 233.4 239.5 -5.2 -11.3
 MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 965.7 971.0 1,009.2 -5.3 -43.5
 DURABLE GOODS INDUSTRIES 536.1 540.3 569.1 -4.2 -33.0
 LUMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS 28.1 28.8 30.6 -0.7 -2.5
 FURNITURE AND FIXTURES 17.8 17.8 19.6 0.0 -1.8
 STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODS. 43.4 43.8 46.7 -0.4 -3.3
 PRIMARY METAL INDUSTRIES 80.6 82.3 88.5 -1.7 -7.9
 FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 84.0 84.1 87.8 -0.1 -3.8
 INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY 99.7 100.2 105.8 -0.5 -6.1
 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 76.5 76.4 79.7 0.1 -3.2
 TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT 48.5 49.3 51.3 -0.8 -2.8
 INSTRUMENTS AND RELATED
 PRODS. 37.6 37.6 39.4 0.0 -1.8
 MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURING 19.9 20.0 19.7 -0.1 0.2
 NON-DURABLE GOODS INDUSTRIES 429.6 430.7 440.1 -1.1 -10.5
 FOOD AND KINDRED PRODUCTS 90.0 90.3 90.6 -0.3 -0.6
 TOBACCO MANUFACTURES 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.0 0.0
 TEXTILE MILL PRODUCTS 26.8 26.7 27.9 0.1 -1.1
 APPAREL AND OTHER TEXT.PRODS. 65.5 66.1 69.5 -0.6 -4.0
 PAPER AND ALLIED PRODS. 39.1 39.6 40.0 -0.5 -0.9
 PRINTING AND PUBLISHING 83.1 83.0 85.2 0.1 -2.1
 CHEMICALS AND ALLIED PRODS. 61.6 61.5 62.1 0.1 -0.5
 PETROLEUM AND COAL PRODS. 11.8 11.8 11.6 0.0 0.2
 RUBBER AND PLASTICS PRODS. 42.6 42.5 43.0 0.1 -0.4
 LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODS. 8.0 8.1 9.1 -0.1 -1.1
 SERVICE PRODUCING
 INDUSTRIES 3,958.1 3,930.5 3,937.1 27.6 21.0
 TRANSPORTATION 169.5 167.5 166.7 2.0 2.8
 PUBLIC UTILITIES 105.1 104.8 105.3 0.3 -0.2
 COMMUNICATIONS 52.1 51.6 50.5 0.5 1.6
 ELECTRIC, GAS AND SANITARY 53.0 53.2 54.8 -0.2 -1.8
 WHOLESALE TRADE 271.5 272.2 276.9 -0.7 -5.4
 RETAIL TRADE 906.8 903.6 907.7 3.2 -0.9
 GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES 121.2 116.8 120.5 4.4 0.7
 FINANCE,INSURANCE AND
 REAL ESTATE 299.4 302.8 298.7 -3.4 0.7
 FINANCE 140.5 141.5 140.4 -1.0 0.1
 INSURANCE 117.6 118.3 117.0 -0.7 0.6
 REAL ESTATE 41.3 43.0 41.3 -1.7 0.0
 SERVICES 1,497.3 1,493.8 1,466.3 3.5 31.0
 BUSINESS SERVICES 214.1 213.9 213.9 0.2 0.2
 HEALTH SERVICES 493.8 492.6 476.9 1.2 16.9
 HOSPITALS 265.8 265.3 257.3 0.5 8.5
 LEGAL SERVICES 42.9 42.7 42.5 0.2 0.4
 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 168.9 154.2 164.2 14.7 4.7
 SOCIAL SERVICES 110.3 109.5 105.6 0.8 4.7
 OTHER SERVICES 467.3 480.9 463.2 -13.6 4.1
 GOVERNMENT 708.5 685.8 715.5 22.7 -7.0
 FEDERAL 134.0 134.9 137.5 -0.9 -3.5
 STATE 152.3 149.0 162.3 3.3 -10.0
 LOCAL 422.2 401.9 415.7 20.3 6.5
 PERSONS IN LABOR-MANAGEMENT
 DISPUTES 2.5 3.8 1.6 -1.3 0.9
 (A) Preliminary data; subject to revision.
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 /CONTACT: Jack McGettigan, 717-787-7530, or Mike Acquaviva, 412-565-5339, both of the Department of Labor and Industry/ CO: Department of Labor and Industry ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU: ECO


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