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PENNSYLVANIA'S NONFARM JOBS DECLINE IN AUGUST

 /ADVANCE/ HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's nonagricultural wage and salary job total fell 9,800 in August to 5.07 million, state Department of Labor and Industry analysts reported today.
 August's loss follows a loss of 49,800 jobs in July, but the latest jobs totals are 3,000 higher than August 1992.
 Based on seasonal trends, total jobs usually increase by 200 between July and August, department analysts said.
 The department's job count excludes farm workers, domestic workers, unpaid family workers and the self-employed. It also excludes those jobs that are involved in labor-management disputes.
 Among the service-producing industries, jobs fell 14,200 since July to 3.90 million. Although this decline was 6,000 more than seasonally expected, August's job count was still the highest August total on record. Over-the-month losses were concentrated in government (-11,400), particularly local government; and services (-4,800). Compared to a year ago, service-producing jobs rose by 34,300. More than two-thirds of the year-to-year increase was recorded in services, up by 24,600. Retail trade (+11,700) also showed a significant job climb over the year.
 Job totals among goods-producing industries climbed in August by 4,400, but despite this increase, August's goods-producing job total of 1.16 million was the lowest August count recorded. Manufacturing, up 3,200, was responsible for most of the goods-producing job gains. However, at 930,500, its job count was also at its lowest August level on record.
 Nondurable goods industries, with 2,700 additional jobs, accounted for much of the manufacturing job gain. An over-the-year comparison shows that goods-producing jobs fell by 31,300, with losses primarily in manufacturing.
 Among Pennsylvania's 15 major labor market areas, nine reported job losses in August. Losses ranged from 200 in the Altoona and State College Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) to 14,800 in the Philadelphia Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA). Only the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, Johnstown and Williamsport MSAs registered job gains. Two areas, the Reading and York MSAs, remained unchanged.
 NOTE: The following tables contain "Establishment (payroll) Employment" for major labor market areas and statewide totals by categories of industry. Labor management dispute information is no longer included in industry lines or totals on the following tables. These estimates are shown, however, as a separate line item at the bottom.
 ESTABLISHMENT EMPLOYMENT
 NUMBER OF EMPLOYES ON NONAGRICULTURAL PAYROLLS, BY PLACE OF WORK
 PENNSYLVANIA and MAJOR AREAS
 (In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 NUMBER OF JOBS
 VOLUME CHANGE FROM
 AREA AUG. JULY AUG. JULY AUG.
 1993 1993 1992 1993 1992
 (A)
 PENNSYLVANIA 5,065.2 5,075.0 5,062.2 -9.8 3.0
 ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM-
 EASTON MSA 281.6 281.1 279.9 0.5 1.7
 ALTOONA MSA 55.4 55.6 54.4 -0.2 1.0
 BEAVER COUNTY PMSA 50.8 51.1 51.5 -0.3 -0.7
 ERIE MSA 124.0 124.3 121.4 -0.3 2.6
 HARRISBURG-LEBANON-
 CARLISLE MSA 318.9 318.6 314.7 0.3 4.2
 JOHNSTOWN MSA 83.9 83.7 82.7 0.2 1.2
 LANCASTER MSA 194.2 196.1 192.2 -1.9 2.0
 PHILADELPHIA
 PMSA 2,059.3 2,074.1 2,080.7 -14.8 -21.4
 PITTSBURGH PMSA 912.2 912.6 911.2 -0.4 1.0
 READING MSA 150.2 150.2 150.7 0.0 -0.5
 SCRANTON/
 WILKES-BARRE MSA 303.7 304.6 303.5 -0.9 0?.2
 SHARON MSA 40.8 41.3 44.3 -0.5 -3.5
 STATE COLLEGE MSA 59.0 59.2 58.9 -0.2 0.1
 WILLIAMSPORT MSA 50.2 50.1 51.1 0.1 -0.9
 YORK MSA 185.6 185.6 180.3 0.0 5.3
 (A) -- Preliminary data; subject to revision.
 Persons involved in labor-management disputes are not included in the above totals.
 PENNSYLVANIA ESTABLISHMENT EMPLOYMENT
 NUMBER OF EMPLOYES ON NONAGRICULTURAL PAYROLLS, BY INDUSTRY
 (In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 VOLUME CHANGE FROM
 AUG.(A) JULY AUG. JULY AUG.
 1993 1993 1992 1993 1992
 NONAGRICULTURAL WAGE AND
 SALARY 5,065.2 5,075.0 5,062.2 -9.8 3.0
 GOODS PRODUCING
 INDUSTRIES 1,161.7 1,157.3 1,193.0 4.4 -31.3
 MINING 20.8 20.8 23.9 0.0 -3.1
 CONSTRUCTION 210.4 209.2 213.8 1.2 -3.4
 MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 930.5 927.3 955.3 3.2 -24.8
 DURABLE GOODS INDUSTRIES 511.5 511.0 529.6 0.5 -18.1
 LUMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS 30.5 30.5 30.1 0.0 0.4
 FURNITURE AND FIXTURES 16.7 15.8 17.3 0.9 -0.6
 STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS
 PRODS. 41.0 40.6 43.0 0.4 -2.0
 PRIMARY METAL INDUSTRIES 73.8 73.9 79.7 -0.1 -5.9
 FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 81.0 80.6 83.1 0.4 -2.1
 INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY 93.4 94.3 95.4 -0.9 -2.0
 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 73.6 73.7 75.3 -0.1 -1.7
 TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT 47.3 46.9 47.9 0.4 -0.6
 INSTRUMENTS AND RELATED
 PRODS. 35.0 35.5 38.2 -0.5 -3.2
 MISCELLANEOUS
 MANUFACTURING 19.2 19.2 19.6 0.0 -0.4
 NONDURABLE GOODS
 INDUSTRIES 419.0 416.3 425.7 2.7 -6.7
 FOOD AND KINDRED
 PRODUCTS 88.6 87.8 88.3 0.8 0.3
 TEXTILE MILL PRODUCTS 24.3 23.9 24.6 0.4 -0.3
 APPAREL AND OTHER TEXT.
 PRODS. 58.7 57.2 64.5 1.5 -5.8
 PAPER AND ALLIED PRODS. 39.0 39.2 40.3 -0.2 -1.3 ? PRINT


IN
AND PUBLISHING 82.1 81.9 82.0 0.2 0.1
 CHEMICALS AND ALLIED
 PRODS. 64.8 65.0 65.0 -0.2 -0.2
 PETROLEUM AND COAL PRODS. 10.1 10.1 10.6 0.0 -0.5
 RUBBER AND PLASTICS
 PRODS. 43.3 43.0 42.3 0.3 1.0
 LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODS. 7.3 7.4 7.2 -0.1 0.1
 SERVICE PRODUCING
 INDUSTRIES 3,903.5 3,917.7 3,869.2 -14.2 34.3
 TRANSPORTATION 153.8 153.8 152.0 0.0 1.8
 PUBLIC UTILITIES 105.3 105.4 105.3 -0.1 0.0
 COMMUNICATIONS 50.8 50.7 50.3 0.1 0.5
 ELECTRIC, GAS AND
 SANITARY 54.5 54.7 55.0 -0.2 -0.5
 WHOLESALE TRADE 266.1 266.5 268.2 -0.4 -2.1
 RETAIL TRADE 903.5 900.9 891.8 2.6 11.7
 GENERAL MERCHANDISE
 STORES 116.1 115.8 115.2 0.3 0.9
 FINANCE,INSURANCE AND
 REAL EST. 305.0 305.1 303.3 -0.1 1.7
 FINANCE 144.1 143.3 142.0 0.8 2.1
 INSURANCE 114.8 115.2 116.8 -0.4 -2.0
 REAL ESTATE 46.1 46.6 44.5 -0.5 1.6
 SERVICES 1,513.5 1,518.3 1,488.9 -4.8 24.6
 BUSINESS SERVICES 214.0 213.4 209.3 0.6 4.7
 HEALTH SERVICES 523.4 524.5 517.1 -1.1 6.3
 HOSPITALS 272.1 274.3 274.7 -2.2 -2.6
 LEGAL SERVICES 43.2 43.8 42.4 -0.6 0.8
 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 131.2 133.6 129.6 -2.4 1.6
 SOCIAL SERVICES 123.4 123.9 117.6 -0.5 5.8
 OTHER SERVICES 478.3 479.1 472.9 -0.8 5.4
 GOVERNMENT 656.3 667.7 659.7 -11.4 -3.4
 FEDERAL 132.0 132.3 134.0 -0.3 -2.0
 STATE 135.2 134.6 132.8 0.6 2.4
 LOCAL 389.1 400.8 392.9 -11.7 -3.8
 PERSONS IN LABOR-MGMT.
 DISPUTES(B) 3.8 2.0 1.0 1.8 2.8
 (A) Preliminary data; subject to revision.
 (B) Not included in above industry lines or totals.
 /delval/
 -0- 10/1/93
 /CONTACT: Scott Burkett or Jack McGettigan of the Department of Labor and Industry, 717-787-7530/


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