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PA unemployment rate hits 4.3%, highest this year

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was the highest it has been all year in November after hitting a record low in April. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry reported this week that the state had an unemployment rate of 4.3% after hiring 18,000 Pennsylvanians last month. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate remains higher than the national rate, which ...

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“Talent Poverty” to remain big issue for employers next year: LVB’s Outlook 2020 forecasts changes for business

The nation’s low unemployment rates will contribute to a continued skilled labor shortage for employers, according to panelists at Lehigh Valley Business’ Outlook 2020. Outlook 2020, held Dec. 11 at Blue Grillhouse in Bethlehem Township, brought together leaders from multiple industries to speak on the forecast for business for the upcoming year.

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