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Chambersburg-Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Chambersburg fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2019 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Chambersburg peaked in January 2010 at 9.2% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Chambersburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Pennsylvania 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Chambersburg 3.2% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May 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 February 2010 at 7,007. There are now 4,510 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Chambersburg 2,497 -68 -453

Number of Unemployed Persons

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.2% 2,497
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.3% 2,565
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.3% 2,620
January
2019
4.0% 4.1% 3.4% 2,679
December
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.5% 2,738
November
2018
3.7% 4.2% 3.5% 2,731
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.5% 2,739
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 3.6% 2,785
August
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.7% 2,839
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.7% 2,881
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 3.8% 2,911

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.