Pennsylvania's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate rose in September to 8.2 percent, which was higher than the national unemployment rate of 7.8 percent.
It was a one-tenth of a percentage point increase over the August rate of 8.1 percent and caused mostly because of a large increase in the state's labor force, which added 29,000 people. There were 23,000 more people who reported they are working but also 5,000 more people who said they were looking for work.
Pennsylvania employers reported they had increased the sizes of their payrolls by a net gain of 17,800 jobs during the month.
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