Governor Corbett’s Policies Lead To Drop In Unemployment Rate

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Pennsylvania’s February jobs report.

“Governor Tom Corbett’s commonsense economic policies are creating jobs,” Gleason said. “Governor Corbett is putting Pennsylvanians back to work. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has now dropped to 6.2%, significantly lower than the national average. Today’s announcement is fantastic news for Pennsylvanians, and a further sign that Governor Corbett has put Pennsylvania on the right track.”

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announced that Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has fallen by two-tenths of a percent, to 6.2%. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate is now a half percentage point lower than February’s national average of 6.7%. (Office of the Lieutenant Governor, “PA Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.2% in February,” 3/21/14), (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment Situation Summary,” 3/7/14)