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Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnstown rose 0.2 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Johnstown peaked in March 2010 at 9.9% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in April 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Johnstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Pennsylvania 3.9% +0.1 -0.3
Johnstown 4.7% +0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 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 March 2010 at 6,589. There are now 3,868 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,630 in May 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 91. Johnstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnstown 2,721 +77 -310

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnstown, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployment Rate
Johnstown
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.9%
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.7% 2,721
June
2019
3.7% 3.8% 4.5% 2,644
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.5% 2,630
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.5% 2,633
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.6% 2,701
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.8% 2,786
January
2019
4.0% 4.1% 5.0% 2,893
December
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.2% 3,015
November
2018
3.7% 4.2% 5.2% 3,018
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.2% 3,021

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.