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Bloomsburg-Berwick, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomsburg rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomsburg peaked in February 2010 at 9.5% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Bloomsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Pennsylvania 4.1% 0.0 -0.7
Bloomsburg 4.5% +0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 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 February 2010 at 4,118. There are now 2,212 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,753 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 153.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomsburg 1,906 +27 -207

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.5% 1,906
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.4% 1,879
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.2% 1,804
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 4.3% 1,842
June
2018
4.0% 4.3% 4.4% 1,858
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 4.2% 1,753
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 4.6% 1,951
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

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.