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PENNSYLVANIA'S NONFARM JOBS FALL IN JULY

 /ADVANCE/ HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's nonagricultural wage and salary job total fell in July to 5.07 million, state Department of Labor and Industry analysts reported today.
 Down 54,900, this reversed a five-month job climb. Total nonfarm jobs increased by 5,600 since July 1992.
 The department's job count excludes farm workers, domestic workers, unpaid family workers and the self-employed. It excludes those involved in labor-management disputes.
 Service-producing industries accounted for most of the slide. Although jobs in this sector fell by 53,800 to 3.91 million, this was their highest July total on record. Prior to this downturn, jobs in the service-producing industries had increased by 114,500 between January and June. Two-thirds of the drop occurred in local government, down by 35,900 jobs. Local government generally shows a major job decline each July due to school closings.
 Other industries posting large job decreases within the service- producing sector include transportation, down by 9,200 (mainly in school busing); retail trade, (-7,300); and educational services, (-6,800).
 Compared to July 1992, however, service sector jobs rose by 35,900. Major gains were posted in health (8,400), business (7,600) and social services (6,700). Retail trade (12,500) also contributed to the 12-month gain.
 Jobs within the goods-producing industries fell by 1,100 to 1.16 million. This was the lowest July job count on record. Losses in manufacturing (-6,300) and mining (-100) outweighed gains in construction (5,300).
 At 926,800, manufacturing jobs fell to a record low in July. Both durable and nondurable goods industries shared in the decline. Durable goods jobs fell by 3,900 to 510,400, their lowest count on record. Nondurable goods jobs were down 2,400 to 416,400.
 Compared to a year ago, total goods-producing jobs fell 30,300. Manufacturing accounted for 23,700 of this decline, construction 3,400, and mining 3,200.
 Among Pennsylvania's 15 major labor market areas, only the Beaver County Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) and the State College Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) reported job gains in July. Thirteen areas posted declines ranging from 100 in the Sharon MSA to 24,600 in the Philadelphia PMSA. Nine areas had more jobs than in July 1992.
 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. Data are shown, however, as a separate line item at the bottom.
 ESTABLISHMENT EMPLOYMENT
 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES ON NONAGRICULTURAL PAYROLLS, BY PLACE OF WORK
 PENNSYLVANIA and MAJOR AREAS
 (In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 NUMBER OF JOBS
 VOLUME CHANGE FROM
 AREA JUL. JUN. JUL. JUN. JUL.
 1993 1993 1992 1993 1992
 P/
 PENNSYLVANIA 5,069.9 5,124.8 5,064.3 -54.9 5.6
 ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM-
 EASTON MSA 281.5 286.3 280.1 -4.8 1.4
 ALTOONA MSA 55.6 56.5 54.3 -0.9 1.3
 BEAVER COUNTY PMSA 51.2 51.1 51.5 0.1 -0.3
 ERIE MSA 123.9 125.5 121.5 -1.6 2.4
 HARRISBURG-LEBANON-
 CARLISLE MSA 318.6 320.7 314.9 -2.1 3.7
 JOHNSTOWN MSA 83.6 85.3 82.9 -1.7 0.7
 LANCASTER MSA 196.1 196.9 192.5 -0.8 3.6
 PHILADELPHIA PMSA 2,071.4 2,096.0 2,092.5 -24.6 -21.1
 PITTSBURGH PMSA 912.5 922.4 914.8 -9.9 -2.3
 READING MSA 150.4 152.7 150.8 -2.3 -0.4
 SCRANTON/
 WILKES-BARRE MSA 304.0 305.3 302.5 -1.3 1.5
 SHARON MSA 41.2 41.3 44.2 -0.1 -3.0
 STATE COLLEGE MSA 59.3 58.7 58.6 0.6 0.7
 WILLIAMSPORT MSA 50.2 50.5 50.6 -0.3 -0.4
 YORK MSA 185.5 186.5 179.1 -1.0 6.4
 P/ -- Preliminary data; subject to revision.
 (A) Persons involved in labor-management disputes are not included in the above totals.
 PENNSYLVANIA ESTABLISHMENT EMPLOYMENT
 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES ON NONAGRICULTURAL PAYROLLS, BY INDUSTRY
 (In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 VOLUME CHANGE FROM
 JUL. P/ JUN. JUL. JUN. JUL.
 1993 1993 1992 1993 1992
 NONAGRICULTURAL WAGE AND
 SALARY 5,069.9 5,124.8 5,064.3 -54.9 5.6
 GOODS PRODUCING
 INDUSTRIES 1,156.3 1,157.4 1,186.6 -1.1 -30.3
 MINING 20.7 20.8 23.9 -0.1 -3.2
 CONSTRUCTION 208.8 203.5 212.2 5.3 -3.4
 MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 926.8 933.1 950.5 -6.3 -23.7
 DURABLE GOODS INDUSTRIES 510.4 514.3 529.0 -3.9 -18.6
 LUMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS 30.6 30.4 29.7 0.2 0.9
 FURNITURE AND FIXTURES 15.4 16.6 17.3 -1.2 -1.9
 STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS
 PRODS. 40.6 40.2 42.6 0.4 -2.0
 PRIMARY METAL INDUSTRIES 73.7 74.1 80.0 -0.4 -6.3
 FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 80.5 81.7 82.7 -1.2 -2.2
 INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY 94.3 94.4 96.1 -0.1 -1.8
 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 73.9 74.0 74.7 -0.1 -0.8
 TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT 46.8 47.6 47.6 -0.8 -0.8
 INSTRUMENTS AND RELATED
 PRODS. 35.4 35.4 38.6 0.0 -3.2
 MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURING 19.2 19.9 19.7 -0.7 -0.5
 NONDURABLE GOODS
 INDUSTRIES 416.4 418.8 421.5 -2.4 -5.1
 FOOD AND KINDRED PRODUCTS 87.6 86.3 87.2 1.3 0.4
 TEXTILE MILL PRODUCTS 23.9 24.0 24.5 -0.1 -0.6
 APPAREL AND OTHER TEXT.
 PRODS. 57.2 60.2 61.3 -3.0 -4.1
 PAPER AND ALLIED PRODS. 39.1 39.0 40.1 0.1 -1.0
 PRINTING AND PUBLISHING 82.4 82.1 81.7 0.3 0.7
 CHEMICALS AND ALLIED PRODS. 64.9 65.3 65.5 -0.4 -0.6
 PETROLEUM AND COAL PRODS. 10.1 10.1 10.8 0.0 -0.7
 RUBBER AND PLASTICS PRODS. 43.0 43.5 42.4 -0.5 0.6
 LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODS. 7.4 7.4 7.1 0.0 0.3
 SERVICE PRODUCING
 INDUSTRIES 3,913.6 3,967.4 3,877.7 -53.8 35.9
 TRANSPORTATION 153.2 162.4 151.1 -9.2 2.1
 PUBLIC UTILITIES 105.4 105.3 105.2 0.1 0.2
 COMMUNICATIONS 50.7 50.9 50.3 -0.2 0.4
 ELECTRIC, GAS AND SANITARY 54.7 54.4 54.9 0.3 -0.2
 WHOLESALE TRADE 265.9 265.8 268.6 0.1 -2.7
 RETAIL TRADE 901.1 908.4 888.6 -7.3 12.5
 GENERAL MERCHANDISE
 STORES 115.3 115.3 113.0 0.0 2.3
 FINANCE,INSURANCE AND
 REAL EST. 305.1 304.5 304.7 0.6 0.4
 FINANCE 143.4 143.2 142.5 0.2 0.9
 INSURANCE 115.2 115.6 117.4 -0.4 -2.2
 REAL ESTATE 46.5 45.7 44.8 0.8 1.7
 SERVICES 1,518.6 1,521.9 1,490.9 -3.3 27.7
 BUSINESS SERVICES 214.4 214.9 206.8 -0.5 7.6
 HEALTH SERVICES 524.7 523.0 516.3 1.7 8.4
 HOSPITALS 274.2 274.2 275.1 0.0 -0.9
 LEGAL SERVICES 43.8 44.0 42.9 -0.2 0.9
 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 133.6 140.4 133.2 -6.8 0.4
 SOCIAL SERVICES 124.1 124.2 117.4 -0.1 6.7
 OTHER SERVICES 478.0 475.4 474.3 2.6 3.7
 GOVERNMENT 664.3 699.1 668.6 -34.8 -4.3
 FEDERAL 131.5 131.7 135.2 -0.2 -3.7
 STATE 133.6 132.3 132.1 1.3 1.5
 LOCAL 399.2 435.1 401.3 -35.9 -2.1
 PERSONS IN LABOR-MGMT.
 DISPUTES(A) 2.5 2.7 1.7 -0.2 0.8
 P/ -- Preliminary data; subject to revision.
 (A) Not included in above industry lines or totals.
 /delval/
 -0- 8/28/93/18:00
 /CONTACT: Scott Burkett or Jack McGettigan of the Department of Labor and Industry, 717-787-7530/


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