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Pennsylvania jobless rate inched up to 4.3% in November

December 20, 2019 GMT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s jobless rate crept up slightly in November, even as the number of nonfarm jobs hit a new record high, the state Labor and Industry Department said Friday.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate last month rose to 4.3%, up one-tenth of a percentage point from October.

The national rate dropped slightly in November, to 3.5%.

Pennsylvania has nearly 6.1 million jobs and is seeing the most of its increase in leisure and hospitality employment.