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State College, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for State College fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in State College peaked in April 2020 at 10.4% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare State College unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Pennsylvania 4.1% -0.1 -1.7
State College 3.2% 0.0 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: State College, Pennsylvania, National

State College, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

State College, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in State College peaked in April 2020 at 7,780. There are now 5,341 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. State College employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in State College, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
State College 2,439 -59 -808

Number of Unemployed Persons

State College, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
State College
Unemployment Rate
State College
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.1% 3.2% 2,439
August
2022
3.7% 4.2% 3.2% 2,498
July
2022
3.5% 4.3% 3.2% 2,502
June
2022
3.6% 4.5% 3.3% 2,569
May
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.3% 2,561
April
2022
3.6% 4.8% 3.4% 2,633
March
2022
3.6% 4.9% 3.5% 2,692
February
2022
3.8% 5.1% 3.6% 2,764
January
2022
4.0% 5.4% 3.8% 2,901
December
2021
3.9% 5.5% 3.9% 2,995
November
2021
4.2% 5.5% 4.0% 3,020

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.