A new report explored ways to reconnect residents of the Appalachian region to employment opportunities.
The United States added 187,000 new jobs in July, according to the monthly report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The largest gains were seen in government (+60,000), health care (+41,000), social assistance (+24,000), construction (+23,000), and professional and business services (+21,000).
A Pennsylvania work-based job training program is helping the state’s 3.4 million seniors overcome challenges to finding work.
U.S. employees are increasingly struggling with mental health challenges tied to their jobs, such as depression, anxiety and burnout.
Pennsylvania’s state unemployment rate in March was 4.2 percent, a 0.2 percent drop from February’s rate of 4.4 percent.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate remained relatively unchanged, increasing from 4.3 percent in January to 4.4 percent in February.
Pennsylvania will extend a popular program for job-seekers that allowed some unemployment claimants to meet in-person with state workers for one-on-one attention.
According to the national employment situation report, the national unemployment rate is at 3.5 percent which is .2 percent lower than August.
As released in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report earlier last month, Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in August, down from 4.3 percent in July.