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Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lebanon rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Lebanon peaked in April 2020 at 14.7% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.4% in June 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Lebanon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Pennsylvania 6.6% -0.3 -6.4
Lebanon 5.5% +0.1 -5.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 10,320. There are now 6,469 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,833 in June 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 18. Lebanon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Lebanon 3,851 +18 -4,204

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Lebanon
Unemployment Rate
Lebanon
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 5.5% 3,851
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 5.4% 3,833
May
2021
5.8% 7.0% 5.5% 3,886
April
2021
6.1% 7.1% 6.4% 4,566
March
2021
6.0% 7.3% 6.5% 4,663
February
2021
6.2% 7.4% 6.6% 4,695
January
2021
6.3% 7.3% 6.4% 4,611
December
2020
6.7% 7.1% 6.3% 4,508
November
2020
6.7% 7.1% 6.0% 4,313
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 5.7% 4,043
September
2020
7.8% 7.1% 6.1% 4,387

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.