HARRISBURG (AP) – PA’s unemployment rate was stable in February, as the labor force and payrolls both grew as they creep back toward pre-pandemic levels. Figures show the state’s unemployment rate was 7.3%, the same as January, and more than a whole point above the national rate of 6.2% in February. In a survey of households, the labor force grew by an estimated 35,000 in February. The number of employed accounted for most of that, rising by 30,000. In a separate survey of employers, payrolls in the Commonwealth expanded in February by almost 17,000. The Keystone State has regained about 60% of the 1.1 million jobs lost in the pandemic.