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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gettysburg fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2019 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Gettysburg peaked in February 2010 at 8.3% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gettysburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Pennsylvania 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Gettysburg 2.9% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May 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 2,932 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Gettysburg 1,589 -48 -190

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 2.9% 1,589
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
November
2018
3.7% 4.2% 3.3% 1,811
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.3% 1,817
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 3.3% 1,816
August
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.3% 1,805
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.2% 1,787
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 3.2% 1,770

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.