HARRISBURG – More than 80 percent of jobs lost since pandemic start have been recovered. That’s word from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Friday in its preliminary employment situation report for April.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point over the month to 4.8 percent in April. The U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged over the month, remaining at 3.6 percent. The commonwealth’s unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points below its April 2021 level and the national rate was down 2.4 percentage points over the year.