HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania unemployment rates dropped to the lowest point since 1976, said state officials in a newly released jobs report.

The Department of Labor and Industry released on Friday that the commonwealth’s unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point to a record low of 3.9% in March.

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The national unemployment rate for the month of March remained unchanged at 3.8%

Currently, there are approximately 255,000 unemployed residents in Pennsylvania.

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In March, Pennsylvania had an additional 5,000 residents join the labor force.

The number of Pennsylvanians that were employed raised by 10,000 people to a record high 6,219,000.

The Department of Labor and Industry reports that the total estimated the number of jobs in Pa. rose 4,000 from February to a record high of 6,044,500.

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Over the course of the past year, jobs across Pennsylvania increased by 0.8%.