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Chambersburg-Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Chambersburg fell 1.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Chambersburg peaked in April 2020 at 13.3% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Chambersburg 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
Chambersburg 5.1% -1.1 +0.9
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: 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 10,223. There are now 6,332 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Chambersburg 3,891 -889 +547

Number of Unemployed Persons

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.6% 5.1% 3,891
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 6.2% 4,780
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 6.9% 5,402
August
2020
8.4% 10.4% 8.8% 6,763
July
2020
10.2% 12.5% 10.9% 8,364
June
2020
11.1% 13.2% 11.6% 8,876
May
2020
13.3% 13.4% 11.4% 8,926
April
2020
14.8% 16.1% 13.3% 10,223
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 5.0% 3,892
February
2020
3.5% 4.7% 4.2% 3,308
January
2020
3.5% 4.7% 4.2% 3,274

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.