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Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lebanon rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Lebanon peaked in January 2010 at 8.1% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in April 2019, 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 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Pennsylvania 3.9% +0.1 -0.3
Lebanon 3.4% +0.1 -0.3
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: 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 January 2010 at 5,615. There are now 3,192 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,357 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 66. Lebanon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Lebanon 2,423 +66 -198

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Lebanon
Unemployment Rate
Lebanon
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.9%
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 3.4% 2,423
June
2019
3.7% 3.8% 3.3% 2,357
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.3% 2,363
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.3% 2,386
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.4% 2,461
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.5% 2,542
January
2019
4.0% 4.1% 3.7% 2,614
December
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.8% 2,680
November
2018
3.7% 4.2% 3.8% 2,683
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.7% 2,675

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.