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Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lebanon rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Lebanon peaked in February 2010 at 8.1% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in January 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Lebanon 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
Lebanon 4.1% +0.2 -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: Lebanon, Pennsylvania, National

Lebanon, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Lebanon peaked in March 2010 at 5,630. There are now 2,773 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,721 in January 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 136. Lebanon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Lebanon 2,857 +128 -286

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Lebanon
Unemployment Rate
Lebanon
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 4.1% 2,857
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 3.9% 2,729
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 4.1% 2,892
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 4.3% 3,040
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.2% 2,976
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.1% 2,900
May
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.2% 3,009
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 4.0% 2,854
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 3.9% 2,751
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 3.9% 2,733
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 3.9% 2,721

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.