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Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Drops in October

Pennsylvania’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped in October, down to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in September. The rate is down .4 percentage points from October 2010.
The state’s seasonally adjusted civilian labor force, the number of people working or looking for work, was up 18,000 in October according to a statement issued by the state Department of Labor and Industry.
Non-farm jobs were up 13,800 in October with goods-producing and service-providing industries adding jobs with Mining and Logging, Education and Health Services and Leisure and Hospitality reaching record highs according to L&I officials.
The largest increase came in Leisure and Hospitality, up 4.000.
Manufacturing jobs were up 1,000 from September, and according to L&I statistics the sector has added jobs eight times in 2011.
Construction and Professional & Business Services jobs were down in October.