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Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnstown rose 0.1 percentage points in April 2018 to 5.3%. 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 February 2010 at 10.0% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Johnstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Pennsylvania 4.7% -0.1 -0.2
Johnstown 5.3% +0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 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 February 2010 at 6,673. There are now 3,592 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,037 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 44. Johnstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnstown 3,081 +44 -657

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.5%
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 5.3% 3,081
March
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.2% 3,037
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.4% 3,213
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.5% 3,217
December
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.7% 3,372
November
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.8% 3,433
October
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.9% 3,487
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 6.0% 3,584
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 6.1% 3,627
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 6.0% 3,559
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.9% 3,543

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.