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Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lebanon fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.5%. 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 April 2020 at 14.1% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.7% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Lebanon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Pennsylvania 7.3% 0.0 +2.3
Lebanon 6.5% 0.0 +2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 5,775 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,073 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 579. Lebanon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Lebanon 4,652 +22 +1,564

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lebanon, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Lebanon
Unemployment Rate
Lebanon
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 7.3% 6.5% 4,652
January
2021
6.3% 7.3% 6.5% 4,630
December
2020
6.7% 7.1% 5.7% 4,076
November
2020
6.7% 7.1% 5.7% 4,073
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 6.3% 4,499
September
2020
7.8% 7.1% 7.1% 5,096
August
2020
8.4% 10.2% 9.2% 6,438
July
2020
10.2% 13.0% 11.0% 7,822
June
2020
11.1% 13.3% 12.0% 8,655
May
2020
13.3% 13.5% 11.7% 8,719
April
2020
14.8% 16.2% 14.1% 10,427

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.