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  1. Pennsylvania jobless rate falls, hiring flattensRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | York Dispatch

    Pennsylvania's jobless rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in November for the second straight month, even as payrolls remained static. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that the seasonally adjusted rate in November was 5.1 percent, Pennsylvania's post-recession low.

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  2. Unemployment drops to 5 percent in York areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | York Dispatch

    The unemployment rate in the York-Hanover metropolitan area fell to its lowest level in more than six years in October as more workers entered the workforce, according to numbers released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The local rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 5 percent in October, down from 5.3 percent a month earlier.

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  3. GOP eyes window for action before Wolf takes overRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | York Dispatch

    The Pennsylvania Legislature will be led by massive Republican majorities -- including the biggest House GOP majority in more than 50 years -- when Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf takes office on Jan. 20. But for two weeks before he takes office, those majorities will be sworn in and intact under outgoing Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, a fact that has not been lost on Republican Party backers. That means it is still legal and possible -- albeit technically challenging -- to enact far-reaching legislation favored by many Republicans that Corbett might sign, but that Wolf had said during the campaign that he would oppose.

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  4. Number of York County residents working past 65 at record highRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2014 | York Dispatch

    Bud Butera, 88, of Spring Garden Township has been repairing shoes since he was 14. These days he works as a part-time cobbler at Reineberg's Shoes & Shoe Repair in Springettsbury Township. "I'll work as long as I feel good," he says.

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  5. York County jobless rate falls slightlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | York Dispatch

    The local unemployment rate is inching closer to the point where anyone who wants a job should be able to find one. Analysts with the state Department of Labor & Industry say that statistic is usually reflected in a 5 percent unemployment rate.

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  6. Pennsylvania jobless rate, payrolls drop in Sept.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | York Dispatch

    Pennsylvania's jobless rate dropped back down a notch in September after bumping up the past two months, even as employer payrolls shrank during the month. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that the seasonally adjusted rate in September was 5.7 percent, down one tenth of a percentage point from August.

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  7. York-Hanover unemployment rate holds steadyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 | York Dispatch

    The July rate was originally reported as 5.3 percent, but it was later revised to 5.4 percent, according to statistics released Tuesday morning by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. York County's unemployment rate in August was lower than that of the state and nation.

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  8. Pa. gov candidates reveal little in first debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2014 | York Dispatch

    A new national survey estimates that Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf have spent more than $20 million airing more than 30,000 television commercials introducing themselves to voters, making the case for their campaign agendas and criticizing each other. Monday's debate was the first face-to-face encounter between Corbett, the GOP incumbent, and Wolf, the Democratic nominee, a golden opportunity for them to go beyond clever advertising and fill in the gaps in their conflicting plans for leading Pennsylvania for the next four years.

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  9. Live coverage of Corbett, Wolf debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | York Dispatch

    Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger are to square off Monday evening at a Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce and Industry dinner in Hershey. For months, independent polls have consistently shown Wolf, a wealthy York businessman, with a wide lead over Corbett, formerly the state's two-term attorney general.

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  10. Corbett, Wolf prep for first debate in Pennsylvania gov's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | York Dispatch

    Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger are to square off Monday evening at a Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce and Industry dinner in Hershey. For months, independent polls have consistently shown Wolf, a wealthy York businessman, with a wide lead over Corbett, formerly the state's two-term attorney general.

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  11. 5 Things to Know Today in Pa.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | York Dispatch

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday: Investigators believe the man they're looking for, 31-year-old Eric Frein, is a self-taught survivalist who had been planning a confrontation with law enforcement for months, if not years. He's charged with killing one trooper and critically wounding another at a barracks in the Poconos on Sept.

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  12. Pennsylvania jobless rate grew in August for second monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | York Dispatch

    The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that the seasonally adjusted rate in August was 5.8 percent, up one tenth of a percentage point from July. The U.S. rate is currently 6.1 percent.

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  13. Democrats rally for Wolf at York CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2014 | York Dispatch

    A group attends a Democratic rally for Tom Wolf in front of the Williams Business Center on the main campus of York College on Sunday. Though polls show challenger Tom Wolf leading Republican Tom Corbett by a large margin, victory in November isn't a sure thing, Eugene DePasquale, the state auditor general and a Democrat, told a crowd of about 15 at a rally for Wolf at York College.

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  14. York County manufacturing exports increase, but jobs still downRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | York Dispatch

    Harley-Davidson production technician Brad Holtzinger of Manchester Township works on a motorcycle along Assembly E Leg - a final phase of assembly - at the plant Tuesday. York County manufacturers saw a 12 percent increase in exports last year - an all-time high, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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  15. Campaign nuggets from Pennsylvania governor's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2014 | York Dispatch

    DEBATES: Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf have agreed to square off in three debates: Sept.

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  16. York-Hanover unemployment rate increasesRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2014 | York Dispatch

    York County posted a 5.3 percent unemployment rate in July - one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the previous month.

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  17. Chamber dinner in Hershey may include 1st Corbett-Wolf debateRead the original story

    Aug 8, 2014 | York Dispatch

    A Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry dinner in Hershey next month is shaping up as the likely venue for the first debate between Gov. Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf.

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  18. York-Hanover unemployment rate drops on lower participation rateRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2014 | York Dispatch

    The jobless rate dropped from 5.4 to 5.2 percent because fewer people were counted in the labor force, according to statistics released by the state Department of of Labor & Industry.

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  19. Pennsylvania's labor force shows big drop in JuneRead the original story

    Jul 18, 2014 | York Dispatch

    The state Department of Labor and Industry reported Friday that June's labor force dropped by 28,000 to 6.4 million.

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  20. York-Hanover unemployment rate decreased again in MayRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2014 | York Dispatch

    In its 16th consecutive decrease, the local rate dropped to 5.4 percent in May, according to statistics Tuesday released by the state Department of Labor & Industry.

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