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Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnstown fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Johnstown peaked in April 2020 at 17.8% and is now 12.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Johnstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Pennsylvania 4.1% -0.1 -1.7
Johnstown 5.2% -0.1 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 9,902. There are now 7,011 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Johnstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnstown 2,891 -53 -830

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.1% 5.2% 2,891
August
2022
3.7% 4.2% 5.3% 2,944
July
2022
3.5% 4.3% 5.3% 2,900
June
2022
3.6% 4.5% 5.3% 2,916
May
2022
3.6% 4.6% 5.3% 2,931
April
2022
3.6% 4.8% 5.4% 3,000
March
2022
3.6% 4.9% 5.5% 3,053
February
2022
3.8% 5.1% 5.8% 3,207
January
2022
4.0% 5.4% 6.2% 3,404
December
2021
3.9% 5.5% 6.4% 3,533
November
2021
4.2% 5.5% 6.4% 3,527

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.