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PENNSYLVANIA'S NONFARM JOBS INCREASE IN OCTOBER

 /ADVANCE/ HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's nonagricultural wage and salary job total rose for the second consecutive month in October to 5.14 million, state Department of Labor and Industry analysts reported today.
 After climbing 31,200 in September, jobs rose another 40,600 in October. This was more than double the average September-to-October increase. Total nonfarm jobs were 15,200 higher than in October 1992.
 The department's job count excludes farm workers, unpaid family workers and the self-employed. It also excludes those jobs that are involved in labor management disputes -- about 4,000 this October, compared with 1,400 in October 1992.
 Job gains were focused in the service-producing industries, where jobs climbed 45,300 to a new record high of 3.99 million. Usually, a pickup of about 27,000 jobs is registered over this time period. Major increases were posted in local government (+23,600) and educational services (+17,800) due to the fall reopening of schools. Retail trade (+6,700) also showed a considerable payroll hike, erasing last month's loss of 4,700. This year, there were 40,000 additional jobs within the service-producing sector than in October 1992.
 Jobs in the goods-producing sector, in contrast, were down 4,700 since September. Although this was only one-half of the seasonally expected drop, October's job count of 1.15 million was the lowest October total on record. Manufacturing accounted for nearly all of the sector's job losses from both a month and a year ago.
 Both manufacturing divisions -- durable and nondurable goods industries -- lost jobs since September and posted record lows in October. Jobs in durable goods numbered 509,300 while those nondurable goods stood at 415,700. Over the year, jobs in the goods-producing industries were down by 24,800.
 Among Pennsylvania's 15 major labor market areas, only the Erie Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) reported a job decrease since September. All others posted increases ranging from 300 in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton MSA to 22,800 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. 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.
 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 OCT. SEPT. OCT. SEPT. OCT.
 1993 1993 1992 1993 1992
 (A)
 PENNSYLVANIA 5,140.2 5,099.6 5,125.0 40.6 15.2
 ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM-
 EASTON MSA 285.6 285.3 281.2 0.3 4.4
 ALTOONA MSA 55.8 55.1 54.7 0.7 1.1
 BEAVER COUNTY PMSA 52.1 51.5 51.3 0.6 0.8
 ERIE MSA 126.3 126.4 123.8 -0.1 2.5
 HARRISBURG-LEBANON-
 CARLISLE MSA 318.2 317.3 316.3 0.9 1.9
 JOHNSTOWN MSA 84.8 84.3 82.5 0.5 2.3
 LANCASTER MSA 197.8 196.3 195.9 1.5 1.9
 PHILADELPHIA PMSA 2,089.0 2,066.2 2,102.9 22.8 -13.9
 PITTSBURGH PMSA 927.1 922.8 921.8 4.3 5.3
 READING MSA 154.2 151.6 152.9 2.6 1.3
 SCRANTON/
 WILKES-BARRE MSA 309.4 306.0 305.1 3.4 4.3
 SHARON MSA 42.0 41.5 43.9 0.5 -1.9
 STATE COLLEGE MSA 63.9 61.7 63.5 2.2 0.4
 WILLIAMSPORT MSA 50.3 49.9 51.7 0.4 -1.4
 YORK MSA 188.7 187.2 183.1 1.5 5.6
 (A) Preliminary data; subject to revision.
 Note: 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
 OCT. (A) SEPT. OCT. SEPT. OCT.
 1993 1993 1992 1993 1992
 NONAGRICULTURAL WAGE
 AND SALARY 5,140.2 5,099.6 5,125.0 40.6 15.2
 GOODS PRODUCING INDUSTRIES 1,153.6 1,158.3 1,178.4 -4.7 -24.8
 MINING 20.6 20.8 23.6 -0.2 -3.0
 CONSTRUCTION 208.0 208.4 209.5 -0.4 -1.5
 MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 925.0 929.1 945.3 -4.1 -20.3
 DURABLE GOODS INDUSTRIES 509.3 510.8 522.6 -1.5 -13.3
 LUMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS 30.5 30.4 29.9 0.1 0.6
 FURNITURE AND FIXTURES 16.9 17.0 17.6 -0.1 -0.7
 STONE, CLAY, AND GLASS
 PRODS. 40.6 40.8 41.9 -0.2 -1.3
 PRIMARY METAL INDUSTRIES 73.0 73.4 77.1 -0.4 -4.1
 FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 81.1 81.1 82.6 0.0 -1.5
 INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY 93.3 93.6 94.5 -0.3 -1.2
 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 73.4 73.6 74.5 -0.2 -1.1
 TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT 47.5 47.7 47.5 -0.2 0.0
 INSTRUMENTS AND RELATED
 PRODS. 34.6 34.6 37.7 0.0 -3.1
 MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURING 18.4 18.6 19.3 -0.2 -0.9
 NONDURABLE GOODS INDUSTRIES 415.7 418.3 422.7 -2.6 -7.0
 FOOD AND KINDRED PRODUCTS 88.8 88.9 89.6 -0.1 -0.8
 TEXTILE MILL PRODUCTS 24.0 24.2 24.3 -0.2 -0.3
 APPAREL AND OTHER TEXT.
 PRODS. 57.9 59.1 62.2 -1.2 -4.3
 PAPER AND ALLIED PRODS. 38.6 39.1 39.4 -0.5 -0.8
 PRINTING AND PUBLISHING 81.8 81.8 81.1 0.0 0.7
 CHEMICALS AND ALLIED PRODS. 64.7 64.7 65.1 0.0 -0.4
 PETROLEUM AND COAL PRODS. 9.9 9.9 10.5 0.0 -0.6
 RUBBER AND PLASTICS PRODS. 42.1 42.5 42.2 -0.4 -0.1
 LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODS. 7.1 7.3 7.4 -0.2 -0.3
 SERVICE PRODUCING
 INDUSTRIES 3,986.6 3,941.3 3,946.6 45.3 40.0
 TRANSPORTATION 164.2 162.2 162.9 2.0 1.3
 PUBLIC UTILITIES 104.8 104.7 104.4 0.1 0.4
 COMMUNICATIONS 51.0 51.0 50.3 0.0 0.7
 ELECTRIC, GAS AND SANITARY 53.8 53.7 54.1 0.1 -0.3
 WHOLESALE TRADE 264.7 264.3 265.6 0.4 -0.9
 RETAIL TRADE 904.5 897.8 894.7 6.7 9.8
 GENERAL MERCHANDISE
 STORES 121.6 116.8 120.5 4.8 1.1
 FINANCE,INSURANCE AND REAL
 EST. 299.8 301.3 298.9 -1.5 0.9
 FINANCE 142.9 143.1 140.7 -0.2 2.2
 INSURANCE 114.2 114.3 115.8 -0.1 -1.6
 REAL ESTATE 42.7 43.9 42.4 -1.2 0.3
 SERVICES 1,538.1 1,528.4 1,513.6 9.7 24.5
 BUSINESS SERVICES 218.7 217.1 212.4 1.6 6.3
 HEALTH SERVICES 521.6 521.8 516.7 -0.2 4.9
 HOSPITALS 270.8 271.0 273.8 -0.2 -3.0
 LEGAL SERVICES 42.4 42.7 42.0 -0.3 0.4
 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 174.2 156.4 170.1 17.8 4.1
 SOCIAL SERVICES 125.2 125.0 119.9 0.2 5.3
 OTHER SERVICES 456.0 465.4 452.5 -9.4 3.5
 GOVERNMENT 710.5 682.6 706.5 27.9 4.0
 FEDERAL 130.4 131.1 132.8 -0.7 -2.4
 STATE 148.4 143.4 146.0 5.0 2.4
 LOCAL 431.7 408.1 427.7 23.6 4.0
 PERSONS IN LABOR-MGMT.
 DISPUTES(B) 4.0 5.5 1.4 -1.5 2.6
 (A) Preliminary data; subject to revision.
 (B) Not included in above industry lines or totals.
 /delval/
 -0- 11/27/93
 /CONTACT: Scott Burkett or Jack McGettigan of the Department of Labor & Industry, 717-787-7530/


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