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Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Williamsport fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Williamsport peaked in April 2020 at 15.9% and is now 11.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Williamsport 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
Williamsport 4.7% -0.1 -1.7
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: Williamsport, Pennsylvania, National

Williamsport, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Williamsport peaked in April 2020 at 8,884. There are now 6,312 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Williamsport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Williamsport, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Williamsport 2,572 -59 -916

Number of Unemployed Persons

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.1% 4.7% 2,572
August
2022
3.7% 4.2% 4.8% 2,631
July
2022
3.5% 4.3% 4.8% 2,599
June
2022
3.6% 4.5% 4.8% 2,626
May
2022
3.6% 4.6% 4.8% 2,648
April
2022
3.6% 4.8% 5.0% 2,733
March
2022
3.6% 4.9% 5.1% 2,798
February
2022
3.8% 5.1% 5.4% 2,965
January
2022
4.0% 5.4% 5.8% 3,166
December
2021
3.9% 5.5% 6.0% 3,299
November
2021
4.2% 5.5% 6.0% 3,291

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.