Unemployment rate in Pennsylvania drops for second straight month

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Unemployment rate drops in Pennsylvania for second straight month. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on October 21, 2017. (WPVI)

The unemployment rate has dropped in Pennsylvania for the second straight month.

It fell one tenth in September to 4.8 percent.

However, this is still higher than the national average of 4.2 percent.

A separate survey found non-farm payrolls hit a record high with nearly six million Pennsylvanians working.

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