Economy Update

National Unemployment Rate 6.7%
Pennsylvania Unemployment Rae 6.2%
Change in Pa. Unemployment Rate since Dec. 2007 +1.7
Total Pennsylvania Nonfarm Jobs 5,766.000

The Great Recession and the slow economic recovery that followed have hit Pennsylvania families hard. Unemployment in the commonwealth remains high, and many people are struggling to make ends meet. In February, Pennsylvania's unemployment rate stood at 6.2%, one-half of a percentage point below the U.S. rate of 6.7%.

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June 28, 2010

A state budget coalition called on Pennsylvania lawmakers today to enact a budget that preserves jobs and protects the fragile economic recovery.

February 5, 2010

As the 2010-11 budget cycle begins next week, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center is calling on the Governor and state lawmakers to take a balanced approach that addresses the hardships faced by Pennsylvania families and moves our economy toward recovery.

January 25, 2010

Access publications, PowerPoint presentations, video clips and more from the Keystone Research Center and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center's January 15 conference on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

December 17, 2009

Along with boosting the economy and preserving jobs, seven provisions of the federal economic recovery act are also keeping about 189,000 Pennsylvanians from falling into poverty this year.

November 12, 2009

View reports providing a good overview of what is known about the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) on economic activity.

September 10, 2009

Census Bureau data begin to show the tangible impact of the worldwide recession on Pennsylvanians as incomes fall, poverty rises, and more people rely on public heath care.

July 15, 2009

Advocates say investments grow communities and the economy, in addition to providing essential services for Pennsylvanians.

June 15, 2009

A look at what a modest increase in the state personal income tax would cost wage earners at different levels.

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