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Chambersburg-Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Chambersburg fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.2%. 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 8.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Chambersburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Pennsylvania 6.6% -0.3 -6.4
Chambersburg 5.2% -0.1 -5.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 6,218 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Chambersburg 3,941 -56 -4,539

Number of Unemployed Persons

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 5.2% 3,941
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 5.3% 3,997
May
2021
5.8% 7.0% 5.4% 4,071
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 7.3% 5.8% 4,346
December
2020
6.7% 7.1% 5.5% 4,212
November
2020
6.7% 7.1% 5.6% 4,302
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 5.8% 4,424
September
2020
7.8% 7.1% 6.0% 4,562

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.