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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gettysburg fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2020 to 10.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.4 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Gettysburg peaked in April 2020 at 14.9% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gettysburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Pennsylvania 12.5% -0.7 +8.1
Gettysburg 10.1% -0.1 +6.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August 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 2,609 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Gettysburg 5,588 -38 +3,772

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 10.3%
July
2020
10.2% 12.5% 10.1% 5,588
June
2020
11.1% 13.2% 10.2% 5,626
May
2020
13.3% 13.4% 11.7% 6,695
April
2020
14.7% 16.1% 14.9% 8,197
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 4.1% 2,272
February
2020
3.5% 4.7% 3.5% 1,937
January
2020
3.6% 4.7% 3.5% 1,952
December
2019
3.5% 4.6% 3.7% 2,024
November
2019
3.5% 4.6% 3.6% 1,993
October
2019
3.6% 4.6% 3.5% 1,957
September
2019
3.5% 4.6% 3.4% 1,914

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.