If you need a job, Pennsylvania unfortunately is not a good place to look for one. Unemployment here increased to 7.7% in August from 7.5%. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate is going up, even as the national rate continues its decline to 7.3%.
After years of having an unemployment rate below the national average, Pennsylvania's rate has now been above the national rate for a full year.
If you are unemployed in Pennsylvania, you now have more company. The number of unemployed rose for the third, straight month and now exceeds 500,000.
The statistical details are provided courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and can read here: