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Bloomsburg-Berwick, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomsburg rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2019 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomsburg peaked in March 2010 at 9.4% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in April 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Bloomsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Pennsylvania 4.2% +0.2 0.0
Bloomsburg 4.2% +0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November 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 2,279 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,691 in April 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 128.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomsburg 1,819 +66 -75

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.2% 1,819
September
2019
3.5% 4.0% 4.1% 1,753
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.0% 1,724
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.0% 1,709
June
2019
3.7% 3.8% 4.0% 1,693
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.0% 1,706
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

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.