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Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnstown fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 7.2%. 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 18.4% and is now 11.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.6% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Johnstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Pennsylvania 6.6% -0.3 -6.4
Johnstown 7.2% -0.1 -5.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 10,265. There are now 6,381 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,620 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 264. Johnstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnstown 3,884 -45 -3,375

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 7.2% 3,884
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 7.3% 3,929
May
2021
5.8% 7.0% 7.4% 4,038
April
2021
6.1% 7.1% 7.6% 4,141
March
2021
6.0% 7.3% 7.5% 4,088
February
2021
6.2% 7.4% 7.2% 3,937
January
2021
6.3% 7.3% 6.6% 3,620
December
2020
6.7% 7.1% 7.1% 3,892
November
2020
6.7% 7.1% 7.2% 3,963
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 7.3% 4,032
September
2020
7.8% 7.1% 7.3% 4,080

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.