HARRISBURG, Pa. - The unemployment rate for Pennsylvanians rose slightly last month.
The state Department of Labor & Industry released July's numbers on Friday.
The jobless rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point from June to 5.7 percent.
This was the state's first unemployment rate increase since June of 2012.
Yet, Pennsylvania's jobless rates was still five-tenths of a percentage point below the national rate of 6.2 percent, which also ticked up one-tenth of a point in July.
According to Labor & Industry officials, despite July's slight increase, employment has been trending upward, as 40,000 more people are working in the past year, and 21,000 more in 2014.
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