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Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Williamsport fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Williamsport peaked in January 2010 at 10.2% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Williamsport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Pennsylvania 4.8% 0.0 -0.3
Williamsport 5.3% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 January 2010 at 6,054. There are now 3,024 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Williamsport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Williamsport, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Williamsport 3,030 -43 -221

Number of Unemployed Persons

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.3% 3,030
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.4% 3,073
December
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.6% 3,145
November
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.4% 3,057
October
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.4% 3,047
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 5.6% 3,195
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 5.7% 3,217
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.6% 3,218
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.6% 3,243
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 6.1% 3,498
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.9% 3,434

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.