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Chambersburg-Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Chambersburg fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.5%. 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 April 2020 at 13.0% and is now 9.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Chambersburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Pennsylvania 4.1% -0.1 -1.7
Chambersburg 3.5% 0.0 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 9,879. There are now 7,201 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,661 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 17.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Chambersburg 2,678 -58 -980

Number of Unemployed Persons

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.1% 3.5% 2,678
August
2022
3.7% 4.2% 3.5% 2,736
July
2022
3.5% 4.3% 3.5% 2,677
June
2022
3.6% 4.5% 3.4% 2,667
May
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.4% 2,661
April
2022
3.6% 4.8% 3.6% 2,744
March
2022
3.6% 4.9% 3.7% 2,818
February
2022
3.8% 5.1% 3.9% 3,018
January
2022
4.0% 5.4% 4.2% 3,247
December
2021
3.9% 5.5% 4.5% 3,431
November
2021
4.2% 5.5% 4.4% 3,415

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.