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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gettysburg rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2019 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Gettysburg peaked in February 2010 at 8.3% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in May 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Gettysburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Pennsylvania 4.2% +0.2 0.0
Gettysburg 3.1% +0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 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 March 2010 at 4,521. There are now 2,777 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,559 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 185.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Gettysburg 1,744 +82 -73

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 4.2% 3.1% 1,744
September
2019
3.5% 4.0% 3.0% 1,662
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 2.9% 1,622
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 2.9% 1,591
June
2019
3.7% 3.8% 2.8% 1,559
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 2.8% 1,579
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 2.9% 1,588
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.0% 1,637
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.1% 1,697
January
2019
4.0% 4.1% 3.2% 1,745
December
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.3% 1,806

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.