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Philadelphia has the 5th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Philadelphia area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Philadelphia has the 8th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Philadelphia is above average at $52,550, and the median cost of a home in Philadelphia is $143,200, which is below the national average. 24% of workers in Philadelphia hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 81% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Philadelphia. 50% of Philadelphia workers drive to work alone, 26% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 14% walk. People in Philadelphia spend an average of 32 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.

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      PA CareerLink Philadelphia North

      990 Spring Garden Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19123

      PA CareerLink Northwest

      235 West Chelten Avenue
      Philadelphia, PA 19144-3893

      PA CareerLink Philadelphia Northeast

      3210 Red Lion Road
      Academy Plaza Shopping Center
      Philadelphia, PA 19114

      Suburban Station PA CareerLink

      1617 JFK Boulevard
      Suite 200
      Philadelphia, PA 19103