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Chambersburg-Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Chambersburg rose 0.7 percentage points in July 2020 to 12.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Chambersburg peaked in April 2020 at 13.3% and is now 1.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 11.4% in May 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Chambersburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Pennsylvania 12.5% -0.7 +8.1
Chambersburg 12.3% +0.7 +8.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 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 10,223. There are now 790 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,876 in June 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 557.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Chambersburg 9,433 +557 +6,467

Number of Unemployed Persons

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 10.3%
July
2020
10.2% 12.5% 12.3% 9,433
June
2020
11.1% 13.2% 11.6% 8,876
May
2020
13.3% 13.4% 11.4% 8,926
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 4.7% 4.2% 3,274
December
2019
3.5% 4.6% 4.3% 3,422
November
2019
3.5% 4.6% 4.2% 3,344
October
2019
3.6% 4.6% 4.1% 3,254
September
2019
3.5% 4.6% 4.0% 3,162

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.