HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Pennsylvania’s March unemployment numbers.
“Governor Corbett’s ‘ more jobs and less taxes’ policies are putting Pennsylvanians back to work,” Gleason said. “When Governor Corbett took office, he was faced with a $4.2 billion budget deficit and an unemployment rate above 8 percent. Just three years after taking office, Governor Corbett has delivered three on-time and balanced budgets and lowered the unemployment rate to a five-year low. Tom Corbett policies are creating jobs and growing our economy.”
“Today’s jobs announcement is great news for the Commonwealth and its citizens, and we have Governor Corbett and Lieutenant Governor Cawley to thank for that success.”
Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announced that Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has dropped by two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.0%. The national average stands at 6.7%. (Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, “PA Unemployment Rate Dips to 6.0% in March,” 4/18/14), (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey,” 4/16/14)