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Bloomsburg-Berwick, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomsburg fell 1.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomsburg peaked in April 2020 at 14.8% and is now 9.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bloomsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Pennsylvania 6.6% -0.8 +2.0
Bloomsburg 5.5% -1.1 +0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 6,534. There are now 4,199 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomsburg 2,335 -465 +205

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployment Rate
Bloomsburg
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.6% 5.5% 2,335
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 6.6% 2,800
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 6.8% 2,906
August
2020
8.4% 10.4% 8.3% 3,485
July
2020
10.2% 12.5% 9.9% 4,263
June
2020
11.1% 13.2% 10.1% 4,348
May
2020
13.3% 13.4% 11.6% 5,069
April
2020
14.8% 16.1% 14.8% 6,534
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 6.0% 2,619
February
2020
3.5% 4.7% 4.9% 2,089
January
2020
3.5% 4.7% 4.9% 2,099

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.