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Chambersburg-Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Chambersburg fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Chambersburg peaked in March 2010 at 9.3% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in November 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Chambersburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Pennsylvania 4.8% 0.0 -0.3
Chambersburg 4.1% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 March 2010 at 7,090. There are now 3,930 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,984 in November 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 176.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Chambersburg 3,160 +33 -249

Number of Unemployed Persons

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 4.1% 3,160
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 4.1% 3,127
December
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.0% 3,072
November
2017
4.1% 4.8% 3.9% 2,984
October
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.0% 3,025
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 4.3% 3,254
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 4.5% 3,492
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.6% 3,553
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.6% 3,541
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.8% 3,723
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 4.5% 3,474

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.