Total Labor Force (2018)

6,450,875

Total Population

12,807,060

Population Rank Among States

5th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$20,435

Rank Among States

7th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

4.3%

Rank Among States

39th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Bucks County Workforce Development Board

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Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board

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Chester County Workforce Development Board

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Delaware County Workforce Development Board

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Lancaster County Workforce Development Board

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Luzerne/Schuykill County Workforce Investment Board

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Montgomery County Workforce Development Board

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North Central Workforce Development Board

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Northern Tier Workforce Development Board

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Northwest Workforce Development Board

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Partner4Work Workforce Development Board

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Philadelphia County Workforce Investment Board

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Pocono Counties Workforce Development Board

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Southern Alleghenies Workforce Investment Board

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Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board

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Tri-County Workforce Investment Board

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West Central Workforce Development Board

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Westmoreland/Fayette Workforce Investment Board

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Pennsylvania National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
1.1%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.8%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
4.3%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
26.2%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
62.6%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (9.4% Pennsylvania | 12.0% National)
9.4%
12%
High school (35.0% Pennsylvania | 27.1% National)
35%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (24.2% Pennsylvania | 28.9% National)
24.2%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (31.4% Pennsylvania | 32.0% National)
31%
32%

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