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Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnstown fell 0.8 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Johnstown peaked in April 2020 at 18.1% and is now 11.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Johnstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Pennsylvania 6.6% -0.8 +2.0
Johnstown 6.6% -0.8 +0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 6,793 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Johnstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnstown 3,664 -461 +182

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.6% 6.6% 3,664
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 7.4% 4,125
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 8.1% 4,614
August
2020
8.4% 10.4% 10.2% 5,590
July
2020
10.2% 12.5% 12.3% 6,824
June
2020
11.1% 13.2% 12.4% 6,805
May
2020
13.3% 13.4% 13.9% 7,867
April
2020
14.8% 16.1% 18.1% 10,457
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 7.3% 4,270
February
2020
3.5% 4.7% 5.8% 3,400
January
2020
3.5% 4.7% 5.8% 3,401

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.