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Chambersburg-Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Chambersburg fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Chambersburg peaked in April 2020 at 13.4% and is now 9.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Chambersburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Pennsylvania 5.7% -0.3 -1.4
Chambersburg 4.3% -0.2 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 April 2020 at 10,159. There are now 6,929 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Chambersburg 3,230 -134 -1,072

Number of Unemployed Persons

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.7% 4.3% 3,230
October
2021
4.6% 6.0% 4.5% 3,364
September
2021
4.7% 6.2% 4.5% 3,355
August
2021
5.2% 6.4% 5.2% 3,953
July
2021
5.4% 6.5% 5.3% 3,954
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 5.3% 3,997
May
2021
5.8% 7.0% 5.4% 4,071
April
2021
6.0% 7.1% 5.6% 4,249
March
2021
6.0% 7.3% 5.7% 4,326
February
2021
6.2% 7.4% 5.8% 4,367
January
2021
6.4% 7.3% 5.8% 4,346

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.