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Chambersburg-Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Chambersburg fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2023 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Chambersburg peaked in April 2020 at 13.0% and is now 9.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Chambersburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.4% -0.1 -0.6
Pennsylvania 4.3% 0.0 -0.2
Chambersburg 3.2% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2023 data as February 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 7,357 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons January 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
Chambersburg 2,522 -14 -725

Number of Unemployed Persons

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployed
February
2023
3.6%
January
2023
3.4% 4.3% 3.2% 2,522
December
2022
3.5% 4.3% 3.3% 2,536
November
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.3% 2,564
October
2022
3.7% 4.4% 3.4% 2,621
September
2022
3.5% 4.3% 3.5% 2,676
August
2022
3.7% 4.3% 3.5% 2,736
July
2022
3.5% 4.3% 3.5% 2,677
June
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.4% 2,667
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.4% 2,661
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.6% 2,744
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.7% 2,818

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.