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Chambersburg-Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Chambersburg fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Chambersburg peaked in March 2010 at 9.3% and is now 6.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Chambersburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Pennsylvania 4.0% -0.1 -0.5
Chambersburg 3.2% -0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, National

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Chambersburg peaked in March 2010 at 7,066. There are now 4,560 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,482 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 24.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Chambersburg 2,506 -105 -633

Number of Unemployed Persons

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.9%
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.2% 2,506
January
2019
4.0% 4.1% 3.3% 2,611
December
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.5% 2,751
November
2018
3.7% 4.2% 3.5% 2,724
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.7% 2,824
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 3.7% 2,831
August
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.7% 2,830
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.7% 2,884
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 3.5% 2,676
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 3.3% 2,482
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 3.7% 2,820

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.