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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gettysburg fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2021 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.3 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Gettysburg peaked in April 2020 at 15.6% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Gettysburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Pennsylvania 6.9% -0.2 -6.6
Gettysburg 4.6% -0.1 -8.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, National

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gettysburg peaked in April 2020 at 7,971. There are now 5,499 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,462 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 10.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Gettysburg 2,472 -81 -4,217

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 6.9% 4.6% 2,472
April
2021
6.1% 7.1% 4.7% 2,553
March
2021
6.0% 7.3% 4.7% 2,555
February
2021
6.2% 7.4% 4.7% 2,546
January
2021
6.3% 7.3% 4.6% 2,492
December
2020
6.7% 7.1% 4.5% 2,462
November
2020
6.7% 7.1% 4.6% 2,511
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 4.8% 2,578
September
2020
7.8% 7.1% 5.1% 2,709
August
2020
8.4% 10.2% 7.0% 3,757
July
2020
10.2% 13.0% 9.3% 5,072

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.