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Bloomsburg-Berwick, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomsburg rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomsburg peaked in February 2010 at 9.4% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in July 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Bloomsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Pennsylvania 4.6% -0.1 -0.9
Bloomsburg 4.9% +0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, National

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Bloomsburg peaked in March 2010 at 4,132. There are now 2,076 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,015 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 41.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomsburg 2,056 +41 -189

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 4.9% 2,056
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.8% 2,015
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 4.8% 2,064
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 4.8% 2,038
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.7% 2,023
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.8% 2,042
May
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.1% 2,184
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.1% 2,222
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 4.9% 2,113
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 4.9% 2,109
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 5.0% 2,136

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.