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PENNSYLVANIA'S NONFARM JOBS INCREASE IN OCTOBER

 ~ADVANCE~ HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 28 ~PRNewswire~ -- Pennsylvania's nonagricultural jobs were up for the second consecutive month in October to 5.03 million, state Department of Labor and Industry analysts reported today.
 After climbing by 14,200 in September, jobs rose another 30,000 in October, well over the expected monthly gain of 21,500. However, when compared to October 1991, jobs were off by 78,500.
 The department's job count excludes farm workers, domestic workers, unpaid family workers and the self-employed.
 Jobs in the goods-producing industries were down 10,000 from September and 42,200 from October 1991. The October level of 1.17 million jobs was the second lowest count ever recorded.
 Manufacturing was responsible for nearly three-fourths of the monthly drop among goods-producing jobs, decreasing by 7,400 jobs to 942,600.
 Jobs normally fall 8,600 over this time period.
 Both manufacturing segments -- durable and nondurable goods industries -- also posted record lows in October. Jobs in durable goods numbered 520,000 while jobs in nondurable goods stood at 422,600.
 Reflecting the sluggishness in general building activity, construction jobs fell 2,600 from September to an October total of 200,300.
 In the service-producing sector, the October job count of 3.87 million was up 39,400 since September. While this was well above the expected seasonal gain of 32,000, there were 35,500 fewer jobs than October 1991.
 A record high of 1.48 million jobs was reached in October in service industries. The month-to-month pickup of 14,800 jobs was more than double seasonal expectations.
 Major gains were posted in educational services where a seasonal increase of 18,400 jobs was posted since September. Partially offsetting this gain was a loss of 9,000 jobs in the "other services" category.
 Government, up a net 22,500 jobs in October, accounted for the largest job rise among the service-producing industries.
 Most of the increase occurred in local government, where 21,400 jobs were added. Based on seasonal trends, local government usually adds 13,400 jobs between September and October, chiefly in public schools.
 Among Pennsylvania's 15 major labor market areas, only the Sharon Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) reported a job decrease since September.
 All others posted increases ranging from 200 in the Williamsport MSA to 17,100 in the Philadelphia Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA).
 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)
 NUMBER OF JOBS(A)
 VOLUME CHANGE FROM
 AREA OCT. SEP. OCT. SEP. OCT.
 1992 1992 1991 1992 1991
 P~
 PENNSYLVANIA 5,034.5 5,004.5 5,113.0 30.0 -78.5
 ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM MSA 279.6 278.4 285.6 1.2 -6.0
 ALTOONA MSA 53.6 53.0 53.6 0.6 0.0
 BEAVER COUNTY PMSA 51.1 50.7 50.8 0.4 0.3
 ERIE MSA 120.4 119.6 119.6 0.8 0.8
 HARRISBURG-LEBANON-
 CARLISLE MSA 313.0 311.3 316.0 1.7 -3.0
 JOHNSTOWN MSA 81.3 81.0 83.8 0.3 -2.5
 LANCASTER MSA 191.4 189.1 192.6 2.3 -1.2
 PHILADELPHIA PMSA 2,093.3 2,076.2 2,126.5 17.1 -33.2
 PITTSBURGH PMSA 910.3 903.1 916.1 7.2 -5.8
 READING MSA 149.0 147.7 151.2 1.3 -2.2
 SCRANTON~
 WILKES-BARRE MSA 299.9 296.6 302.1 3.3 -2.2
 SHARON MSA 42.4 42.9 43.4 -0.5 -1.0
 STATE COLLEGE MSA 63.0 61.0 62.7 2.0 0.3
 WILLIAMSPORT MSA 51.1 50.9 51.2 0.2 -0.1
 YORK MSA 178.6 177.2 179.8 1.4 -1.2
 P~= Preliminary data; subject to revision.
 (A) Includes persons involved in labor-management disputes.
 PENNSYLVANIA ESTABLISHMENT EMPLOYMENT
 NUMBER OF EMPLOYES ON NONAGRICULTURAL PAYROLLS, BY PLACE OF WORK
 (In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 VOLUME CHANGE FROM
 OCT. P~ SEP. OCT. SEP. OCT.
 1992 1992 1991 1992 1991
 NONAGRICULTURAL WAGE
 AND SALARY 5,034.5 5,004.5 5,113.0 30.0 -78.5
 GOODS PRODUCING INDUSTRIES 1,167.5 1,177.5 1,209.7 -10.0 -42.2
 MINING 24.6 24.6 25.5 0.0 -0.9
 CONSTRUCTION 200.3 202.9 210.6 -2.6 -10.3
 MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 942.6 950.0 973.6 -7.4 -31.0
 DURABLE GOODS INDUSTRIES 520.0 525.3 541.2 -5.3 -21.2
 LUMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS 28.5 28.5 29.1 0.0 -0.6
 FURNITURE AND FIXTURES 18.3 18.1 18.1 0.2 0.2
 STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS PRODS. 41.5 42.8 43.1 -1.3 -1.6
 PRIMARY METAL INDUSTRIES 78.0 79.5 82.3 -1.5 -4.3
 FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 80.9 81.5 84.2 -0.6 -3.3
 INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY 95.7 96.9 101.6 -1.2 -5.9
 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 73.4 73.7 76.4 -0.3 -3.0
 TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT 48.3 48.6 48.9 -0.3 -0.6
 INSTRUMENTS AND RELATED PRODS. 36.1 36.5 38.4 -0.4 -2.3
 MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURING 19.3 19.2 19.1 0.1 0.2
 NONDURABLE GOODS INDUSTRIES 422.6 424.7 432.4 -2.1 -9.8
 FOOD AND KINDRED PRODUCTS 91.4 91.6 90.8 -0.2 0.6
 TEXTILE MILL PRODUCTS 25.9 26.1 26.7 -0.2 -0.8
 APPAREL AND OTHER TEXT.PRODS. 63.1 63.7 67.2 -0.6 -4.1
 PAPER AND ALLIED PRODS. 38.3 39.3 39.3 -1.0 -1.0
 PRINTING AND PUBLISHING 81.7 81.9 83.7 -0.2 -2.0
 CHEMICALS AND ALLIED PRODS. 62.3 62.0 62.4 0.3 -0.1
 PETROLEUM AND COAL PRODS. 11.0 10.9 11.3 0.1 -0.3
 RUBBER AND PLASTICS PRODS. 41.1 41.3 42.2 -0.2 -1.1
 LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODS. 6.9 7.0 7.8 -0.1 -0.9
 SERVICE PRODUCING INDUSTRIES 3,865.3 3,825.9 3,900.8 39.4 -35.5
 TRANSPORTATION 156.8 155.3 161.4 1.5 -4.6
 PUBLIC UTILITIES 105.0 105.1 105.6 -0.1 -0.6
 COMMUNICATIONS 51.9 51.8 52.0 0.1 -0.1
 ELECTRIC, GAS AND SANITARY 53.1 53.3 53.6 -0.2 -0.5
 WHOLESALE TRADE 257.1 257.7 265.6 -0.6 -8.5
 RETAIL TRADE 877.3 875.0 890.5 2.3 -13.2
 GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORES 108.2 107.6 113.0 0.6 -4.8
 FINANCE,INSURANCE AND
 REAL EST. 299.1 300.1 300.0 -1.0 -0.9
 FINANCE 142.4 142.3 139.2 0.1 3.2
 INSURANCE 115.3 115.6 118.9 -0.3 -3.6
 REAL ESTATE 41.4 42.2 41.9 -0.8 -0.5
 SERVICES 1,476.8 1,462.0 1,466.8 14.8 10.0
 BUSINESS SERVICES 199.8 197.8 203.2 2.0 -3.4
 HEALTH SERVICES 514.1 512.4 496.4 1.7 17.7
 HOSPITALS 272.1 272.1 265.2 0.0 6.9
 LEGAL SERVICES 40.9 40.5 41.9 0.4 -1.0
 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 169.9 151.5 170.2 18.4 -0.3
 SOCIAL SERVICES 114.7 113.4 110.7 1.3 4.0
 OTHER SERVICES 437.4 446.4 444.4 -9.0 -7.0
 GOVERNMENT 693.2 670.7 710.9 22.5 -17.7
 FEDERAL 132.6 134.1 135.9 -1.5 -3.3
 STATE 138.0 135.4 152.1 2.6 -14.1
 LOCAL 422.6 401.2 422.9 21.4 -0.3
 PERSONS IN LABOR-MGMT. DISPUTES 1.7 1.1 2.5 0.6 -0.8
 P~= Preliminary data; subject to revision.
 ~delval~
 -0- 11~28~92~1730
 ~CONTACT: Scott Burkett, Susan Hensel, or Jack McGettigan of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, 717-787-7530~


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