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In March, Allegheny and Butler Counties had the lowest unemployment rates in the Pittsburgh, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area, at 5.0 percent each, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Of the 3,516,000 workers paid hourly rates in Pennsylvania in 2016, 73,000 earned exactly the prevailing federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, while 71,000 earned less.
Of the 1,957,000 workers paid hourly rates in Virginia in 2016, 26,000 earned exactly the prevailing federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, while 57,000 earned less.
In March, Chester County, Pa., had the lowest unemployment rate in the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area at 3.5 percent.
In March, Worcester County, Md., had the highest unemployment rate on the Delmarva Peninsula at 11.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.