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Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lebanon rose 0.2 percentage points in June 2018 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Lebanon peaked in January 2010 at 8.1% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Lebanon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.0% +0.2 -0.3
Pennsylvania 4.3% -0.2 -0.5
Lebanon 3.5% +0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2018 data as July 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 February 2010 at 5,644. There are now 3,169 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,314 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 161. Lebanon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Lebanon 2,475 +161 -350

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Lebanon
Unemployment Rate
Lebanon
Unemployed
July
2018
3.9%
June
2018
4.0% 4.3% 3.5% 2,475
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 3.3% 2,314
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 3.8% 2,643
March
2018
4.1% 4.8% 3.8% 2,628
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 4.1% 2,874
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 4.1% 2,892
December
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.3% 2,993
November
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.2% 2,959
October
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.1% 2,858
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 4.1% 2,864
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 4.1% 2,920

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.