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Bloomsburg-Berwick, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomsburg fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2019 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomsburg peaked in March 2010 at 9.4% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bloomsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Pennsylvania 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Bloomsburg 4.0% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May 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 March 2010 at 4,098. There are now 2,407 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomsburg 1,691 -43 -217

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.0% 1,691
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.1% 1,734
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.2% 1,789
January
2019
4.0% 4.1% 4.3% 1,840
December
2018
3.9% 4.2% 4.4% 1,893
November
2018
3.7% 4.2% 4.5% 1,894
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.4% 1,894
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 4.4% 1,896
August
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.4% 1,893
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 4.4% 1,889
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 4.4% 1,888

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.