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Bloomsburg-Berwick, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomsburg fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2018 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomsburg peaked in February 2010 at 9.5% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bloomsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Pennsylvania 4.7% -0.1 -0.2
Bloomsburg 4.6% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 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 February 2010 at 4,118. There are now 2,166 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomsburg 1,952 -67 -210

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.5%
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 4.6% 1,952
March
2018
4.1% 4.8% 4.7% 2,019
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.0% 2,153
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.0% 2,129
December
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.9% 2,096
November
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.9% 2,098
October
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.0% 2,113
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 5.0% 2,137
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 4.9% 2,123
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.8% 2,060
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.7% 2,022

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.