Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate remained unchanged for the month of June. The overall unemployment rate in Pennsylvania remained at 5.6%.
The jobless rate was 5.6 percent in June, the same as in May, and employers added a meager 1,800 jobs, according to the Department of Labor & Industry monthly work force report.
The number of Pennsylvanians who reported they were unemployed fell by a seasonally adjusted 6,000 to 357,000, the report showed. But the civilian labor force declined by 28,000 people to 6,403,000.
The Pennsylvania state unemployment rate remains below the National unemployment rate. Locally, the economy continues to churn with the warehousing boom occurring along the Interstate 81 corridor, from Greencastle, Pennsylvania up through Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Shippensburg is the latest booming area along the Interstate 81 corridor. Procter & Gamble is now hiring for their almost completed 1.8 million square feet warehouse off Exit 24. Procter & Gamble is expected to hire over 900 employees. Additionally, off Exit 29, Georgia Pacific is building a warehouse that will bring an additional 60-70 jobs to the Shippensburg area. There are also rumors of another potential business that may locate off Exit 24 and possibly bring over 500 manufacturing jobs to the area. (Check out the new site for ShippensburgWorkersComp.com)
Down in Washington Township near Greencastle, Pacemaker Press is relocating from Maryland and bringing 39 jobs to the area.