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Bloomsburg-Berwick, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomsburg fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomsburg peaked in April 2020 at 14.8% and is now 10.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bloomsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Pennsylvania 4.8% -0.1 -2.1
Bloomsburg 4.1% -0.2 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 April 2020 at 6,172. There are now 4,429 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomsburg 1,743 -54 -714

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.8% 4.1% 1,743
March
2022
3.6% 4.9% 4.3% 1,797
February
2022
3.8% 5.1% 4.5% 1,897
January
2022
4.0% 5.4% 4.8% 2,032
December
2021
3.9% 5.5% 5.1% 2,139
November
2021
4.2% 5.5% 5.1% 2,139
October
2021
4.6% 5.6% 5.2% 2,174
September
2021
4.7% 5.8% 5.4% 2,273
August
2021
5.2% 6.1% 5.6% 2,376
July
2021
5.4% 6.4% 5.8% 2,451
June
2021
5.9% 6.6% 5.8% 2,478

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.