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Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnstown fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Johnstown peaked in April 2020 at 17.8% and is now 12.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Johnstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Pennsylvania 4.8% -0.1 -2.1
Johnstown 5.4% -0.1 -2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 9,902. There are now 6,902 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Johnstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnstown 3,000 -53 -1,182

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.8% 5.4% 3,000
March
2022
3.6% 4.9% 5.5% 3,053
February
2022
3.8% 5.1% 5.8% 3,207
January
2022
4.0% 5.4% 6.2% 3,404
December
2021
3.9% 5.5% 6.4% 3,533
November
2021
4.2% 5.5% 6.4% 3,527
October
2021
4.6% 5.6% 6.5% 3,571
September
2021
4.7% 5.8% 6.7% 3,721
August
2021
5.2% 6.1% 7.0% 3,896
July
2021
5.4% 6.4% 7.3% 4,050
June
2021
5.9% 6.6% 7.4% 4,143

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.