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Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnstown fell 4.4 percentage points in May 2020 to 13.7%. 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 18.1% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Johnstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Pennsylvania 13.1% -3.0 +8.9
Johnstown 13.7% -4.4 +8.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 2,622 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Johnstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnstown 7,835 -2,622 +4,938

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 13.1% 13.7% 7,835
April
2020
14.7% 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
January
2020
3.6% 4.7% 5.8% 3,401
December
2019
3.5% 4.6% 6.1% 3,571
November
2019
3.5% 4.6% 6.0% 3,482
October
2019
3.6% 4.6% 5.8% 3,379
September
2019
3.5% 4.6% 5.6% 3,268
August
2019
3.7% 4.5% 5.4% 3,155
July
2019
3.7% 4.4% 5.3% 3,051

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.