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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gettysburg rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Gettysburg peaked in February 2010 at 8.5% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Gettysburg 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
Gettysburg 3.5% +0.1 -0.5
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: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, National

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gettysburg peaked in February 2010 at 4,627. There are now 2,687 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,899 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 41.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Gettysburg 1,940 +41 -288

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 3.5% 1,940
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 3.4% 1,899
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 3.6% 2,006
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 3.6% 2,030
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 3.6% 2,008
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 3.7% 2,058
May
2017
4.3% 5.0% 3.9% 2,214
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 3.8% 2,107
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 3.5% 1,968
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 3.6% 1,976
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 3.6% 2,004

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.