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Bloomsburg-Berwick, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomsburg rose 0.9 percentage points in July 2020 to 11.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomsburg peaked in April 2020 at 14.8% and is now 3.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 10.1% in June 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Bloomsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Pennsylvania 12.5% -0.7 +8.1
Bloomsburg 11.0% +0.9 +6.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, National

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Bloomsburg peaked in April 2020 at 6,534. There are now 1,786 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,348 in June 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 400.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomsburg 4,748 +400 +2,833

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 10.3%
July
2020
10.2% 12.5% 11.0% 4,748
June
2020
11.1% 13.2% 10.1% 4,348
May
2020
13.3% 13.4% 11.6% 5,069
April
2020
14.7% 16.1% 14.8% 6,534
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 6.0% 2,619
February
2020
3.5% 4.7% 4.9% 2,089
January
2020
3.6% 4.7% 4.9% 2,099
December
2019
3.5% 4.6% 5.1% 2,186
November
2019
3.5% 4.6% 4.9% 2,130
October
2019
3.6% 4.6% 4.8% 2,072
September
2019
3.5% 4.6% 4.7% 2,014

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.