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Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Updated Labor Force and Employment Data in Erie

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) most recently updated their labor force and employment related data for Erie, PA. Titled “Economy at a Glance,” the list of data includes two data series: 1) Labor Force Data and 2) Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment Data.

Some key figures for Erie relate to the overall fall in unemployment from 10,244 unemployed in December 2020 to 5,807 unemployed in December 2021, from a rate of 8.2 percent to 4.8 percent. 

Total Nonfarm employment (in departments such as mining, transportation, education, hospitality, etc) also grew from about 118,000 to 120,000, a 2.5 percent increase.