June Added 19000 Jobs In Pa

07.22.13 | Abby Lutcher

A Friday report by the state Department of Labor and Industry showed that June's bigger payrolls are in large part to the tourism, education and health sectors adding more than 27,000 jobs. Those additions overcame losses in manufacturing, construction and the trade, transportation and utilities sector. The monthly addition was one of the biggest since 2010, when Pennsylvania began recovering from the effects of the recession. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate of 7.5 percent in June was the same as May's. The national unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in June. Payrolls hit a record above 5.8 million in 2008, but shrank to below 5.6 million in 2009. June's payrolls remain below 2006's numbers.