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Chambersburg-Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Chambersburg rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Chambersburg peaked in April 2020 at 13.3% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Chambersburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Pennsylvania 7.3% 0.0 +2.3
Chambersburg 5.6% +0.1 +1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 10,223. There are now 6,009 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,953 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 261.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Chambersburg 4,214 +130 +906

Number of Unemployed Persons

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployment Rate
Chambersburg
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 7.3% 5.6% 4,214
January
2021
6.3% 7.3% 5.5% 4,084
December
2020
6.7% 7.1% 5.2% 3,982
November
2020
6.7% 7.1% 5.2% 3,953
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 6.2% 4,780
September
2020
7.8% 7.1% 6.9% 5,402
August
2020
8.4% 10.2% 8.8% 6,763
July
2020
10.2% 13.0% 10.9% 8,364
June
2020
11.1% 13.3% 11.6% 8,876
May
2020
13.3% 13.5% 11.4% 8,926
April
2020
14.8% 16.2% 13.3% 10,223

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.