Unemployment Numbers Released For Pennsylvania

By Ashley Doerzbacher

Published 03/21 2014 05:28PM

Updated 03/21 2014 05:38PM

PENNSYLVANIA - Good news came out Friday regrading the state's unemployment numbers. The unemployment rate is down to 6.2% in the month of February. That's lower than the national average of 6.7%.

Manpower, a company that helps match other companies with potential employees, is not surprised by this number. Kevin Gardner, a branch manager in Altoona, said the state average is right in line with local numbers.

"The forward-looking projections for quarter one are definitely inline with what's on the paper here and our projections for quarter two are optimistic."

The jobs Gardner said in particular they're seeing open are in professional services, construction and leisure and hospitality.

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