Department of Numbers

Bloomsburg-Berwick, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomsburg fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomsburg peaked in February 2010 at 9.5% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bloomsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Pennsylvania 4.0% -0.1 -0.5
Bloomsburg 3.9% -0.2 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 February 2010 at 4,118. There are now 2,480 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomsburg 1,638 -77 -515

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.9%
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.9% 1,638
January
2019
4.0% 4.1% 4.1% 1,715
December
2018
3.9% 4.2% 4.5% 1,937
November
2018
3.7% 4.2% 4.4% 1,881
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.5% 1,909
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 4.4% 1,879
August
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.2% 1,804
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 4.3% 1,842
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 4.4% 1,858
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 4.2% 1,753
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.6% 1,951

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.