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Chambersburg-Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Chambersburg fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Chambersburg peaked in March 2010 at 9.3% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Chambersburg 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
Chambersburg 3.9% -0.1 -1.2
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: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, National

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Chambersburg peaked in March 2010 at 7,090. There are now 4,106 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Chambersburg 2,984 -41 -976

Number of Unemployed Persons

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 3.9% 2,984
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.0% 3,025
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 4.3% 3,254
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 4.5% 3,492
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.6% 3,553
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.6% 3,541
May
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.8% 3,723
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 4.5% 3,474
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 4.3% 3,338
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 4.4% 3,409
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 4.6% 3,526

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.