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Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnstown fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 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 4.7% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Johnstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Pennsylvania 4.1% 0.0 -0.7
Johnstown 5.3% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 3,517 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,770 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 386. Johnstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnstown 3,156 +42 -331

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 5.3% 3,156
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 5.3% 3,114
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 5.1% 3,055
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.1% 3,022
June
2018
4.0% 4.3% 5.0% 2,928
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 4.7% 2,770
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 5.3% 3,092
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

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.