Four Years Of Governor Corbett: Unemployment Drops From 8.1% To 5.7%

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason was excited to hear that the unemployment rate has dropped once again under Governor Tom Corbett.

“Governor Corbett has spent four years creating private sector jobs in Pennsylvania,” Gleason said. “When Governor Corbett was sworn into office, he was faced with an unemployment rate of 8.1%. Four years and 180,000 new private sector jobs later, Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has now dropped to 5.7% thanks to Governor Corbett.

“While Tom Wolf is focused on raising our income taxes, Tom Corbett is focused on creating new jobs. Pennsylvanians are going back to work under Governor Tom Corbett, and we are excited to re-elect him this November.”

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announced that Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has dropped to 5.7%. The national average stands at 5.9%. (Office of the Lieutenant Governor, “PA Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.7% in September,” Office of the Governor, 10/17/2014), (U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey,” Data Extracted 10/17/2014)