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PENNSYLVANIA'S NONFARM JOBS DECLINE IN JANUARY

 /ADVANCE/ HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's nonagricultural wage and salary jobs fell for the second consecutive month in January to 5 million, state Department of Labor and Industry analysts reported today.
 The 120,600 drop since December was less than the usual seasonal decline of 126,000 jobs experienced between December and January. Pennsylvania's jobs were up by 31,000 from January 1992.
 The department's job count excludes farm workers, domestic workers, unpaid family workers and the self-employed.
 Among the service-producing industries, jobs were down 98,200 to 3.87 million since December. Jobs normally fall by 89,000 over the period. The largest losses were registered in retail trade (-42,800), services (-32,200) and government (-19,600).
 Despite the decline, service-producing jobs attained their highest January level on record. Compared to one year ago, jobs in the service- producing industries were up by 52,100.
 Nearly all industries shared in the rise, with nearly 70 percent of the increase registered in the services industries, especially health services. Health services has shown a gain in nine of the last 12 months.
 In the goods-producing industries, jobs slid 22,400 since December to 1.13 million, another record low. This loss was about 60 percent of the average job decline of 36,000 for this time of the year. The majority of the loss was posted in construction, off 15,500 in January. Also contributing to the downturn was manufacturing, where jobs fell 5,500 to 932,800, a new low.
 Among the manufacturing industries, both durable and nondurable goods industries posted job declines since December. Every durable goods industry shared in the loss of 2,800 jobs to 514,200. In the nondurable goods industries, jobs fell 2,700 to 418,600, despite two of its nine industries registering slight increases. Durable and nondurable goods both posted record low job levels in January.
 Over the year, jobs in the goods-producing industries dropped by 21,500. Nearly 90 percent of the decrease occurred in manufacturing, specifically in durable goods industries.
 Among Pennsylvania's 15 major labor market areas, all reported job decreases since December. The largest job losses were posted in the Philadelphia (-48,700) and Pittsburgh (-16,400) Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (PMSAs).
 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)
 AREA NUMBER OF JOBS(A) VOLUME CHANGE FROM
 JAN. DEC. JAN. DEC. JAN.
 1993(B) 1992 1992 1992 1992
 PENNSYLVANIA 5,002.6 5,123.2 4,971.6 -120.6 31.0
 ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM-
 EASTON MSA 276.8 283.2 276.3 -6.4 0.5
 ALTOONA MSA 53.4 54.8 51.7 -1.4 1.7
 BEAVER COUNTY PMSA 50.2 50.7 49.3 -0.5 0.9
 ERIE MSA 121.4 123.4 117.6 -2.0 3.8
 HARRISBURG-LEBANON-
 CARLISLE MSA 310.0 316.5 308.5 -6.5 1.5
 JOHNSTOWN MSA 81.8 82.5 81.2 -0.7 0.6
 LANCASTER MSA 190.5 195.7 187.3 -5.2 3.2
 PHILADELPHIA PMSA 2,064.2 2,112.9 2,072.4 -48.7 -10.2
 PITTSBURGH PMSA 903.6 920.0 896.9 -16.4 6.7
 READING MSA 149.6 154.1 149.5 -4.5 0.1
 SCRANTON/
 WILKES-BARRE MSA 299.3 303.7 295.4 -4.4 3.9
 SHARON MSA 41.0 42.3 43.4 -1.3 -2.4
 STATE COLLEGE MSA 57.3 62.1 56.2 -4.8 1.1
 WILLIAMSPORT MSA 49.8 50.5 49.8 -0.7 0.0
 YORK MSA 181.5 184.0 176.8 -2.5 4.7
 (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
 JAN.(A) DEC. JAN. DEC. JAN.
 1993 1992 1992 1992 1992
 NONAGRICULTURAL WAGE
 AND SALARY 5,002.6 5,123.2 4,971.6 -120.6 31.0
 GOODS PRODUCING INDUSTRIES 1,128.7 1,151.1 1,150.2 -22.4 -21.5
 MINING 21.3 22.7 23.0 -1.4 -1.7
 CONSTRUCTION 174.6 190.1 175.5 -15.5 -0.9
 MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 932.8 938.3 951.7 -5.5 -18.9
 DURABLE GOODS INDUSTRIES 514.2 517.0 527.9 -2.8 -13.7
 LUMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS 29.3 29.5 27.4 -0.2 1.9
 FURNITURE AND FIXTURES 17.1 17.2 17.1 -0.1 0.0
 STONE, CLAY, AND
 GLASS PRODS. 39.9 40.6 40.0 -0.7 -0.1
 PRIMARY METAL INDUSTRIES 75.1 75.4 80.5 -0.3 -5.4
 FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 81.6 81.8 83.8 -0.2 -2.2
 INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY 94.0 94.2 97.7 -0.2 -3.7
 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 73.6 74.1 75.3 -0.5 -1.7
 TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT 47.8 47.9 48.3 -0.1 -0.5
 INSTRUMENTS AND
 RELATED PRODS. 36.6 36.9 38.6 -0.3 -2.0
 MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURING 19.2 19.4 19.2 -0.2 0.0
 NONDURABLE GOODS INDUSTRIES 418.6 421.3 423.8 -2.7 -5.2
 FOOD AND KINDRED PRODUCTS 88.7 89.4 87.5 -0.7 1.2
 TEXTILE MILL PRODUCTS 23.4 23.5 24.2 -0.1 -0.8
 APPAREL AND OTHER
 TEXT.PRODS. 61.0 61.3 66.2 -0.3 -5.2
 PAPER AND ALLIED PRODS. 38.6 38.4 39.7 0.2 -1.1
 PRINTING AND PUBLISHING 81.7 83.4 82.6 -1.7 -0.9
 CHEMICALS AND ALLIED PRODS. 65.2 65.4 64.1 -0.2 1.1
 PETROLEUM AND COAL PRODS. 9.5 9.6 10.2 -0.1 -0.7
 RUBBER AND PLASTICS PRODS. 42.5 42.3 40.9 0.2 1.6
 LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODS. 7.1 7.1 7.5 0.0 -0.4
 SERVICE PRODUCING
 INDUSTRIES 3,872.9 3,971.1 3,820.8 -98.2 52.1
 TRANSPORTATION 161.0 163.8 155.0 -2.8 6.0
 PUBLIC UTILITIES 104.5 104.2 103.7 0.3 0.8
 COMMUNICATIONS 50.6 50.2 49.8 0.4 0.8
 ELECTRIC, GAS AND SANITARY 53.9 54.0 53.9 -0.1 0.0
 WHOLESALE TRADE 264.4 265.4 264.1 -1.0 0.3
 RETAIL TRADE 881.0 923.8 872.4 -42.8 8.6
 GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES 121.8 134.6 118.6 -12.8 3.2
 FINANCE,INSURANCE AND
 REAL EST. 298.5 298.6 297.9 -0.1 0.6
 FINANCE 141.6 141.7 139.0 -0.1 2.6
 INSURANCE 115.8 115.5 118.4 0.3 -2.6
 REAL ESTATE 41.1 41.4 40.5 -0.3 0.6
 SERVICES 1,475.0 1,507.2 1,438.7 -32.2 36.3
 BUSINESS SERVICES 206.5 213.2 199.1 -6.7 7.4
 HEALTH SERVICES 516.8 518.1 501.6 -1.3 15.2
 HOSPITALS 274.8 274.2 268.0 0.6 6.8
 LEGAL SERVICES 42.2 42.3 41.9 -0.1 0.3
 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 155.2 168.3 154.3 -13.1 0.9
 SOCIAL SERVICES 121.6 121.5 114.4 0.1 7.2
 OTHER SERVICES 432.7 443.8 427.4 -11.1 5.3
 GOVERNMENT 688.5 708.1 689.0 -19.6 -0.5
 FEDERAL 132.3 133.9 135.2 -1.6 -2.9
 STATE 136.0 144.3 138.9 -8.3 -2.9
 LOCAL 420.2 429.9 414.9 -9.7 5.3
 PERSONS IN LABOR-MGMT.
 DISPUTES 1.0 1.0 0.6 0.0 0.4
 (A) Preliminary data; subject to revision.
 /delval/
 -0- 2/27/93/1730
 /CONTACT: Scott Burkett or Jack McGettigan of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, 717-787-7530/


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