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Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnstown fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Johnstown peaked in April 2020 at 18.4% and is now 11.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.6% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Johnstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Pennsylvania 5.7% -0.3 -1.4
Johnstown 6.7% -0.3 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 6,729 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Johnstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnstown 3,536 -201 -427

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.7% 6.7% 3,536
October
2021
4.6% 6.0% 7.0% 3,737
September
2021
4.7% 6.2% 7.2% 3,834
August
2021
5.2% 6.4% 7.3% 3,896
July
2021
5.4% 6.5% 7.2% 3,898
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 7.3% 3,929
May
2021
5.8% 7.0% 7.4% 4,038
April
2021
6.0% 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
6.4% 7.3% 6.6% 3,620

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.