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Bloomsburg-Berwick, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomsburg fell 1.6 percentage points in September 2020 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomsburg peaked in April 2020 at 14.8% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bloomsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 7.9% -0.5 +4.4
Pennsylvania 8.3% -2.1 +3.7
Bloomsburg 6.7% -1.6 +2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2020 data as October 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 3,701 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomsburg 2,833 -652 +819

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployed
October
2020
6.9% 7.3%
September
2020
7.9% 8.3% 6.7% 2,833
August
2020
8.4% 10.4% 8.3% 3,485
July
2020
10.2% 12.5% 9.9% 4,263
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

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.