HARRISBURG (AP) – PA’s unemployment rate fell for the ninth month in a row and payrolls grew again in November, but the labor force shrank. Department of Labor and Industry figures show the state’s unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point to 5.7% from October’s rate. The national rate was 4.2%. A survey showed the labor force shrank for the sixth straight month, although the number of employed grew. Meanwhile, PA’s labor force participation rate shrank to the lowest level since 1987. In a survey of employers, payrolls in the Keystone State grew in November by 13,500. The state has regained about 70% of the 1.1 million jobs lost in the pandemic.