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Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lebanon fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2018 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Lebanon peaked in January 2010 at 8.1% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Lebanon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Pennsylvania 4.7% -0.1 -0.2
Lebanon 3.8% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May 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 3,017 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lebanon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Lebanon 2,627 -1 -289

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Lebanon
Unemployment Rate
Lebanon
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.5%
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 3.8% 2,627
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
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.0% 2,871
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.0% 2,825

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.