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Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lebanon fell 2.8 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Lebanon peaked in April 2020 at 14.1% and is now 2.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lebanon 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
Lebanon 11.3% -2.8 +7.7
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: Lebanon, Pennsylvania, National

Lebanon, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Lebanon peaked in April 2020 at 10,427. There are now 1,934 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lebanon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Lebanon 8,493 -1,934 +5,864

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Lebanon
Unemployment Rate
Lebanon
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 13.1% 11.3% 8,493
April
2020
14.7% 16.1% 14.1% 10,427
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 4.9% 3,567
February
2020
3.5% 4.7% 4.2% 3,088
January
2020
3.6% 4.7% 4.2% 3,086
December
2019
3.5% 4.6% 4.4% 3,237
November
2019
3.5% 4.6% 4.3% 3,164
October
2019
3.6% 4.6% 4.2% 3,077
September
2019
3.5% 4.6% 4.1% 2,980
August
2019
3.7% 4.5% 3.9% 2,877
July
2019
3.7% 4.4% 3.8% 2,778

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.