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Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Williamsport rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Williamsport peaked in January 2010 at 10.2% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Williamsport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Pennsylvania 3.9% 0.0 -0.3
Williamsport 4.3% +0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 6,060. There are now 3,613 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,330 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 117. Williamsport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Williamsport, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Williamsport 2,447 +83 -187

Number of Unemployed Persons

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.0%
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.3% 2,447
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.2% 2,364
June
2019
3.7% 3.8% 4.1% 2,330
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.2% 2,367
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.2% 2,395
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.3% 2,464
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.5% 2,522
January
2019
4.0% 4.1% 4.6% 2,611
December
2018
3.9% 4.2% 4.7% 2,683
November
2018
3.7% 4.2% 4.7% 2,685
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.7% 2,674

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.