PA Is Adding Jobs: Can That Save Tom Corbett?

Philadelphia Business Journal:

Pennsylvania added 191,00 [SIC: It’s actually 19,100 jobs] jobs in June and the state’s unemployment rate held steady at 7.5 percent according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. This remains the state’s lowest unemployment rate since March 2009.

The Gov. Tom Corbett‘s office called it the second largest growth in employment in the country.

Of course, looking inside the numbers, you can’t help but notice that roughly 10,000 of the jobs added between June and May—half the total growth—were in the “leisure and hospitality” sector—”Do you want fries to go with that shake?” is honest work, but it’s not terribly lucrative.

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