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York-Hanover, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for York rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in York peaked in March 2010 at 8.9% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare York 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
York 4.2% +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: York, Pennsylvania, National

York, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

York, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in York peaked in March 2010 at 20,357. There are now 10,724 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,433 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 200. York employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in York, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
York 9,633 +200 -1,117

Number of Unemployed Persons

York, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 4.2% 9,633
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.1% 9,433
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 4.3% 10,067
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 4.5% 10,549
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.5% 10,613
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.5% 10,476
May
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.6% 10,692
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 4.3% 10,192
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 4.2% 9,881
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 4.3% 10,000
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 4.2% 9,940

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.