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Erie Employment Data February 2022

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently updated their labor force and employment related data for Erie, PA. This most recent labor force data includes an analysis of Nonfarm employment through February 2022.

Some key figures for Erie relate to the overall fall in unemployment from 12,186 unemployed in February 2021 to 7,622 unemployed in February 2022, bringing down the unemployment rate from 9.7 percent to 6.1 percent over 12 months.

Total Nonfarm employment (in departments such as mining, transportation, education, hospitality, etc) also grew from about 118,400 to 120,800, representing an increase in the employment rate.