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State unemployment rate edges up to 7.9% in December

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Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate rose slightly in December to 7.9 percent, from 7.8 percent the previous month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

The latest seasonally adjusted number is slightly above the 7.8 percent nationwide rate last month, unchanged from November.

The state had 516,700 jobless workers in December, preliminary numbers show. The total jobs count came to 5.75 million. The largest increase was a gain of 4,400 in construction jobs.

Nationwide, unemployment rates fell in less than half of states last month. The Labor Department said rates fell in 22 states in December and rose in 16. They were unchanged in 12.

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