Thursday, December 3, 2009
Pittsburgh Metro Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.3% for October 2009
At almost 2% below the national figure of 10.2%, Pittsburgh’s area unemployment rate rose to 8.3% from 8.1% in September. While the metro labor force decreased by a seasonally adjusted 21,000 job seekers over October 2008, there are over 57,000 fewer jobs.
Month to month seasonally adjusted comparisons show 900 fewer job seekers from September to October with 3,000 fewer total jobs. Fayette County faired the worst with unemployment at 10.6% while Allegheny County came in at 7.7%.
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