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Bloomsburg-Berwick, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomsburg fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomsburg peaked in April 2020 at 15.3% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Bloomsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Pennsylvania 6.6% -0.3 -6.4
Bloomsburg 5.4% -0.1 -4.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 4,064 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,186 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 126.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomsburg 2,312 -31 -1,960

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 5.4% 2,312
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 5.5% 2,343
May
2021
5.8% 7.0% 5.7% 2,391
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 7.3% 5.2% 2,186
December
2020
6.7% 7.1% 5.5% 2,329
November
2020
6.7% 7.1% 5.7% 2,382
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 5.8% 2,440
September
2020
7.8% 7.1% 6.0% 2,499

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.