Secretary of Labor Lana Gordon says June was an excellent month for the private sector with a gain of 4,300 seasonally adjusted job.

The number of people unemployed in California was 1,195,000 – down by 18,000 over the month, and down by 217,000 compared with June of previous year. Private sector jobs were down 6,800 from May while the public sector added jobs for the third consecutive month. “Without lasting structural reform Illinois will continue to lag behind other states in job growth and our economic recovery”.

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for June 2015.

DEED makes alternative measures of unemployment available as well, such as unemployment rates split by race or age. Employers added 22,900 jobs during the month. The state also added 5,700 seasonally-adjusted total non-farm jobs, about a 0.4 percent gain since May. That was followed by professional and business services (up 10,892), trade, transportation and utilities (up 10,579), leisure and hospitality (7,313), manufacturing (up 2,841), construction (up 1,103) and financial activities (up 599).

Shannon, who was heading the state’s monthly jobs report for only the second time, could not say if the state’s mid-year performance suggested whether a breakout year for job growth was still possible. Initial claims for unemployment benefits in June totaled 11,329, which was up significantly from the 9,844 number reported last June.