A bright spot
There were bright spots found in the research for Working in PA 2013.
Montour County, home to Geisinger Health Systems, added 1,200 jobs in the three years studied. Many of those new jobs were added due to the construction of the Hospital for Advanced Medicine and hires tied to the Geisinger Health Plan, spokesman Michael Ferlazzo said.
Researchers found that Montour County ranked 14th out of 391 counties Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.
Montour County’s job growth was the fastest of any county in Pennsylvania.