Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Drops to an Incredible 5.1 Percent
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) made the following statement praising today’s announcement by the Department of Labor and Industry that the state’s unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point in November to 5.1 percent, the lowest rate in more than six years.

“Our legislative policies of budgeting responsibly and reforming our business tax structure; passing lawsuit abuse reform; rebuilding and modernizing our infrastructure through a combination of private-sector dollars and public funds; enacting regulatory reforms; and much more have yielded results.

“Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has been slashed to 5.1 percent, and, while we still have more work to do, the vast majority of Pennsylvanians seeking jobs are getting them. It’s great news for Pennsylvania, and something of which all members of the House and Senate should be proud.”

The number of Pennsylvanians who are working increased by 27,000 in November, while unemployment dropped 22,000. Also, the number of people working or looking for work increased by 5,000, bringing the state’s labor force to 6.368 million.

Representative Mike Turzai
Speaker -Designate
28th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Stephen Miskin / @SAM1963
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