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June Unemployment Rate Hits Post-Recession Low

An office in Chester County. File photo.

For the second month, Pennsylvania broke a post-recession record as its unemployment rate declined.

Data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry showed unemployment dropped two-tenths of a percentage point in June to 4.3 percent. The number marks the lowest rate since June 2007.

Once again, the state unemployment rate remained above the national rate for June, which was 4 percent.

State data noted that the number of jobs were up in six of the 11 supersectors in June. Leisure and hospitality showed the largest gain in June, adding 3,600 jobs.

The number of Pennsylvanians seeking work has remained similar to the rate to May, but has shrunk by around 60,000 people over the last year.

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