Department of Numbers

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Williamsport fell 0.9 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Williamsport peaked in April 2020 at 17.4% and is now 10.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Williamsport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Pennsylvania 6.8% -0.6 +2.2
Williamsport 6.9% -0.9 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 9,240. There are now 5,656 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Williamsport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Williamsport, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Williamsport 3,584 -516 +498

Number of Unemployed Persons

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 6.9% 3,584
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 7.8% 4,100
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 8.3% 4,433
August
2020
8.4% 10.4% 10.5% 5,503
July
2020
10.2% 12.5% 12.2% 6,393
June
2020
11.1% 13.2% 12.3% 6,441
May
2020
13.3% 13.4% 13.0% 6,892
April
2020
14.8% 16.1% 17.4% 9,240
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 6.7% 3,840
February
2020
3.5% 4.7% 5.3% 3,027
January
2020
3.5% 4.7% 5.3% 3,017

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.