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Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnstown fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.3%. 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 February 2010 at 10.0% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Johnstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Pennsylvania 4.0% -0.1 -0.5
Johnstown 4.3% -0.2 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 4,147 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Johnstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnstown 2,526 -103 -687

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.9%
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.3% 2,526
January
2019
4.0% 4.1% 4.5% 2,629
December
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.1% 3,041
November
2018
3.7% 4.2% 5.1% 3,008
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.3% 3,157
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 5.3% 3,114
August
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.1% 3,055
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.1% 3,022
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 5.0% 2,928
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 4.7% 2,770
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.3% 3,092

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.