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Bloomsburg-Berwick, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomsburg fell 1.0 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomsburg peaked in April 2020 at 15.3% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bloomsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Pennsylvania 5.7% -0.3 -1.4
Bloomsburg 4.3% -1.0 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 6,376. There are now 4,556 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomsburg 1,820 -435 -562

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.7% 4.3% 1,820
October
2021
4.6% 6.0% 5.3% 2,255
September
2021
4.7% 6.2% 5.4% 2,292
August
2021
5.2% 6.4% 5.5% 2,326
July
2021
5.4% 6.5% 5.5% 2,319
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 5.5% 2,343
May
2021
5.8% 7.0% 5.7% 2,391
April
2021
6.0% 7.1% 5.8% 2,455
March
2021
6.0% 7.3% 5.8% 2,435
February
2021
6.2% 7.4% 5.6% 2,364
January
2021
6.4% 7.3% 5.2% 2,186

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.