The number of jobs in Pennsylvania hit a record high in April, according to seasonally-adjusted numbers from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
The state unemployment rate declined from 4.8 percent to 4.7 percent. It marked the first decrease in the rate after 10 months at 4.8 percent.
The Pennsylvania unemployment rate remains higher than the 3.9 percent national rate reported in April.
In its news release, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry said the state gained 9,100 new jobs since March. As of April, there were 6,015,300 in Pennsylvania.
Jobs were up in six of the state’s 11 industry super sectors. The largest growth came in professional and business services, which jumped 5,1000 jobs in one month.