HARRISBURG, DAULPHIN COUNTY - The number of Pennsylvanians out of a job rose above the national rate last month.
That's according to the figures released by the Department of Labor and Industry.
The unemployment rate reached 7.9% in December that is up 0.1% from the figures released in November.
The national rate of unemployment for December was 7.8%.
The figures show that Pennsylvania lost more than 24,000 jobs between November and December.