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Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnstown rose 0.3 percentage points in December 2020 to 7.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Johnstown peaked in April 2020 at 18.1% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.8% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Johnstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 +3.1
Pennsylvania 6.7% -0.1 +2.1
Johnstown 7.1% +0.3 +1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2020 data as January 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 6,585 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 75. Johnstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnstown 3,872 +75 +301

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployed
January
2021
6.3%
December
2020
6.7% 6.7% 7.1% 3,872
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 6.8% 3,797
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

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.