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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gettysburg rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2021 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Gettysburg peaked in April 2020 at 15.6% and is now 11.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in July 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Gettysburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Pennsylvania 6.4% -0.1 -3.8
Gettysburg 4.4% +0.1 -2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 7,971. There are now 5,607 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,346 in July 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 18.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Gettysburg 2,364 +18 -1,393

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployment Rate
Gettysburg
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 6.4% 4.4% 2,364
July
2021
5.4% 6.5% 4.3% 2,346
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 4.4% 2,395
May
2021
5.8% 7.0% 4.6% 2,467
April
2021
6.1% 7.1% 4.7% 2,553
March
2021
6.0% 7.3% 4.7% 2,555
February
2021
6.2% 7.4% 4.7% 2,546
January
2021
6.3% 7.3% 4.6% 2,492
December
2020
6.7% 7.1% 4.5% 2,462
November
2020
6.7% 7.1% 4.6% 2,511
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 4.8% 2,578

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.