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Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnstown rose 0.2 percentage points in March 2021 to 7.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Johnstown peaked in April 2020 at 18.1% and is now 10.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.8% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Johnstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.0% -0.2 +1.6
Pennsylvania 7.3% -0.1 +2.2
Johnstown 7.6% +0.2 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2021 data as April metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, National

Johnstown, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Johnstown peaked in April 2020 at 10,457. There are now 6,277 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,797 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 383. Johnstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnstown 4,180 +70 -90

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployed
April
2021
6.1%
March
2021
6.0% 7.3% 7.6% 4,180
February
2021
6.2% 7.4% 7.4% 4,110
January
2021
6.3% 7.3% 7.2% 3,995
December
2020
6.7% 7.1% 7.1% 3,872
November
2020
6.7% 7.1% 6.8% 3,797
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 7.4% 4,125
September
2020
7.8% 7.1% 8.1% 4,614
August
2020
8.4% 10.2% 10.2% 5,590
July
2020
10.2% 13.0% 12.3% 6,824
June
2020
11.1% 13.3% 12.4% 6,805
May
2020
13.3% 13.5% 13.9% 7,867

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.