Monday, July 03, 2006

Job Growth Up in Philadelphia Region Continues

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Employment in region 1.2% more this May than last

May employment in the Philadelphia region was up 1.2 percent from a year earlier - less than the national job growth figure of 1.4 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. Total nonfarm employment for the region was 2,825,000, an increase of 34,500 jobs. Sheila Watkins, regional commissioner for the bureau, said May was the 28th consecutive month of "over-the-year" growth in local payrolls. The region includes Philadelphia and its four suburban counties in Pennsylvania; Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties in New Jersey; New Castle County in Delaware; and Cecil County in Maryland. - Reid Kanaley

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