Department of Numbers

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnstown fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Johnstown peaked in February 2010 at 10.0% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Johnstown 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
Johnstown 5.6% -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: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, National

Johnstown, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Johnstown peaked in February 2010 at 6,682. There are now 3,348 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Johnstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnstown 3,334 -102 -816

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 5.6% 3,334
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.7% 3,436
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 6.0% 3,635
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 6.2% 3,705
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 6.1% 3,674
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 6.2% 3,732
May
2017
4.3% 5.0% 6.4% 3,904
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 6.2% 3,802
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 6.1% 3,675
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 6.0% 3,627
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 6.0% 3,629

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.