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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gettysburg rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Gettysburg peaked in February 2010 at 8.5% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Gettysburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Pennsylvania 4.1% 0.0 -0.7
Gettysburg 3.4% +0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 February 2010 at 4,628. There are now 2,695 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,611 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 322.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Gettysburg 1,933 +69 -47

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.4% 1,933
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.3% 1,864
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.0% 1,681
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.0% 1,684
June
2018
4.0% 4.3% 3.0% 1,684
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 2.9% 1,611
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 3.3% 1,827
March
2018
4.1% 4.8% 3.3% 1,807
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 3.5% 1,964
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 3.6% 1,974
December
2017
4.1% 4.8% 3.6% 1,994

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.