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PENNSYLVANIA'S NONFARM JOBS INCREASE IN MAY

 /ADVANCE/ HARRISBURG, Pa., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's nonagricultural wage and salary job total rose by 32,300 in May to 5.12 million, state Department of Labor and Industry analysts reported today.
 This was the fourth consecutive month-to-month increase, and the first to exceed seasonal expectations since February. Total nonfarm jobs were up 16,300 from May 1992.
 The department's job count excludes farm workers, domestic workers, unpaid family workers and the self-employed.
 Jobs in the service-producing sector grew by 21,600 since April to 3.97 million. Retail trade, up 10,300 jobs, was responsible for nearly half of the increase. For the first time in three months, retail trade job growth was above its seasonal norm, suggesting that Pennsylvania's retail job pickup is starting to catch up with that of the nation.
 Service industries posted a net gain of 5,200. A loss of 10,300 jobs in educational services was outweighed by increases among the other service industries.
 Compared to May 1992, service-producing jobs rose by 44,200, with the largest gains in services (+28,000) and retail trade (+12,400).
 Within the goods-producing industries, payrolls climbed by 10,700 in May to 1.15 million. Construction, up 12,200, accounted for practically all of the increase. This industry has now begun to bounce back from the effects of Pennsylvania's severe late-winter weather.
 Jobs in manufacturing, however, were down by 1,700 since April to 928,800, another record low. This was the seventh record low level set in the past eight months. Both durable and nondurable goods industries contributed to the decline. Down 500 to 512,200, jobs in durable goods were only 700 above their record low level set in February and March. Nondurable goods jobs, down by 1,200, fell to a new low of 416,600 for the fifth successive month.
 There were 27,900 fewer jobs in goods-producing industries in May 1993 than in May 1992. Manufacturing accounted for 22,600 of this decline; construction, 3,100; and mining, 2,200.
 Among Pennsylvania's 15 major labor market areas, only the State College Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) reported a job decrease since April. Twelve areas posted increases ranging from 300 in the Beaver County Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) to 5,500 in the Philadelphia PMSA. Two areas, Erie and Williamsport MSAs, remained stable over the month.
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 Note: The attached 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 of the release.
 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 MAY APR. MAY APR. MAY
 1993 1993 1992 1993 1992
 (A)
 PENNSYLVANIA 5,121.8 5,089.5 5,105.5 32.3 16.3
 ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM-
 EASTON MSA 285.7 282.6 284.7 3.1 1.0
 ALTOONA MSA 55.6 54.7 54.1 0.9 1.5
 BEAVER COUNTY PMSA 51.5 51.2 51.6 0.3 -0.1
 ERIE MSA 124.8 124.8 121.5 0.0 3.3
 HARRISBURG-LEBANON-
 CARLISLE MSA 318.2 314.2 317.4 4.0 0.8
 JOHNSTOWN MSA 84.4 82.7 82.7 1.7 1.7
 LANCASTER MSA 196.4 194.7 194.2 1.7 2.2
 PHILADELPHIA PMSA 2,089.8 2,084.3 2,108.2 5.5 -18.4
 PITTSBURGH PMSA 920.8 916.7 922.4 4.1 -1.6
 READING MSA 152.6 151.2 153.0 1.4 -0.4
 SCRANTON/
 WILKES-BARRE MSA 304.2 301.1 300.7 3.1 3.5
 SHARON MSA 42.5 41.8 45.3 0.7 -2.8
 STATE COLLEGE MSA 61.3 62.7 62.2 -1.4 -0.9
 WILLIAMSPORT MSA 50.7 50.7 50.7 0.0 0.0
 YORK MSA 186.3 185.6 181.2 0.7 5.1
 (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 PLACE OF WORK
 (In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 VOLUME CHANGE FROM
 MAY (A) APR. MAY APR. MAY
 1993 1993 1992 1993 1992
 NONAGRI. WAGE AND SALARY 5,121.8 5,089.5 5,105.5 32.3 16.3
 GOODS PRODUCING INDUS. 1,147.1 1,136.4 1,175.0 10.7 -27.9
 MINING 21.6 21.4 23.8 0.2 -2.2
 CONSTRUCTION 196.7 184.5 199.8 12.2 -3.1
 MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 928.8 930.5 951.4 -1.7 -22.6
 DURABLE GOODS INDUSTRIES 512.2 512.7 529.8 -0.5 -17.6
 LUMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS 30.1 29.5 29.4 0.6 0.7
 FURNITURE AND FIXTURES 16.6 16.7 17.1 -0.1 -0.5
 STONE, CLAY & GLASS PRODS. 40.7 41.0 42.1 -0.3 -1.4
 PRIMARY METAL INDUSTRIES 73.5 73.9 80.2 -0.4 -6.7
 FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 80.8 81.2 83.1 -0.4 -2.3
 INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY 93.9 93.9 96.7 0.0 -2.8
 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 73.4 73.2 75.0 0.2 -1.6
 TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT 47.6 47.6 48.0 0.0 -0.4
 INSTRUMENTS/RELATED PRODS. 36.0 36.0 38.3 0.0 -2.3
 MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACT. 19.6 19.7 19.9 -0.1 -0.3
 NONDURABLE GOODS INDUST. 416.6 417.8 421.6 -1.2 -5.0
 FOOD AND KINDRED PRODUCTS 85.9 86.4 85.2 -0.5 0.7
 TEXTILE MILL PRODUCTS 23.7 23.6 24.5 0.1 -0.8
 APPAREL/OTHER TEXT.PRODS. 60.2 61.0 64.3 -0.8 -4.1
 PAPER AND ALLIED PRODS. 38.7 38.8 39.8 -0.1 -1.1
 PRINTING AND PUBLISHING 82.4 82.3 82.4 0.1 0.0
 CHEMICALS & ALLIED PRODS. 65.0 65.1 64.8 -0.1 0.2
 PETROLEUM AND COAL PRODS. 9.8 9.7 10.3 0.1 -0.5
 RUBBER AND PLASTICS PRODS. 42.8 42.8 42.1 0.0 0.7
 LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODS. 7.2 7.2 7.3 0.0 -0.1
 SERVICE PRODUCING INDUST. 3,974.7 3,953.1 3,930.5 21.6 44.2
 TRANSPORTATION 162.6 161.8 159.7 0.8 2.9
 PUBLIC UTILITIES 104.3 104.1 104.4 0.2 -0.1
 COMMUNICATIONS 50.8 50.7 50.0 0.1 0.8
 ELECTRIC, GAS & SANITARY 53.5 53.4 54.4 0.1 -0.9
 WHOLESALE TRADE 264.3 263.1 266.9 1.2 -2.6
 RETAIL TRADE 902.6 892.3 890.2 10.3 12.4
 GENERAL MERCHAND. STORES 114.9 114.8 113.4 0.1 1.5
 FINANCE, INSUR., REAL EST. 301.6 299.1 301.4 2.5 0.2
 FINANCE 142.5 142.2 140.7 0.3 1.8
 INSURANCE 115.4 115.0 117.7 0.4 -2.3
 REAL ESTATE 43.7 41.9 43.0 1.8 0.7
 SERVICES 1,525.8 1,520.6 1,497.8 5.2 28.0
 BUSINESS SERVICES 212.2 210.1 205.5 2.1 6.7
 HEALTH SERVICES 520.5 519.4 510.6 1.1 9.9
 HOSPITALS 273.9 273.6 271.1 0.3 2.8
 LEGAL SERVICES 42.8 42.5 42.0 0.3 0.8
 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 164.2 174.5 162.5 -10.3 1.7
 SOCIAL SERVICES 124.4 123.7 117.6 0.7 6.8
 OTHER SERVICES 461.7 450.4 459.6 11.3 2.1
 GOVERNMENT 713.5 712.1 710.1 1.4 3.4
 FEDERAL 131.4 132.1 136.6 -0.7 -5.2
 STATE 143.5 145.4 140.3 -1.9 3.2
 LOCAL 438.6 434.6 433.2 4.0 5.4
 PERSONS IN LABOR-MGMT.
 DISPUTES (B) 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.2 0.0
 (A) Preliminary data; subject to revision.
 (B) Not included in above industry lines or totals.
 /delval/
 -0- 6/26/93/1730
 /CONTACT: Scott Burkett or Jack McGettigan of the Department of Labor & Industry, 717-787-7530/


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