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Chambersburg-Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Chambersburg rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2019 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Chambersburg peaked in January 2010 at 9.2% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in April 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Chambersburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Pennsylvania 4.2% +0.2 0.0
Chambersburg 3.7% +0.1 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November 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 4,064 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,487 in May 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 456.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Chambersburg 2,943 +136 +204

Number of Unemployed Persons

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 4.2% 3.7% 2,943
September
2019
3.5% 4.0% 3.6% 2,807
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 3.5% 2,735
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 3.3% 2,624
June
2019
3.7% 3.8% 3.2% 2,498
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.2% 2,487
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.2% 2,498
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

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.