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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gettysburg fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Gettysburg peaked in April 2020 at 14.9% and is now 9.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Gettysburg 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
Gettysburg 5.1% 0.0 +1.6
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: 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 8,197. There are now 5,428 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,397 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 372.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Gettysburg 2,769 +21 +832

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 7.3% 5.1% 2,769
January
2021
6.3% 7.3% 5.1% 2,748
December
2020
6.7% 7.1% 4.4% 2,407
November
2020
6.7% 7.1% 4.4% 2,397
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 4.9% 2,670
September
2020
7.8% 7.1% 5.5% 3,020
August
2020
8.4% 10.2% 7.1% 3,799
July
2020
10.2% 13.0% 8.8% 4,810
June
2020
11.1% 13.3% 10.2% 5,626
May
2020
13.3% 13.5% 11.7% 6,695
April
2020
14.8% 16.2% 14.9% 8,197

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.