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Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Williamsport fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.1%. 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 January 2010 at 10.3% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Williamsport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Pennsylvania 4.0% -0.1 -0.5
Williamsport 4.1% -0.2 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 6,094. There are now 3,803 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 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Williamsport 2,291 -152 -715

Number of Unemployed Persons

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.9%
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.1% 2,291
January
2019
4.0% 4.1% 4.3% 2,443
December
2018
3.9% 4.2% 4.9% 2,775
November
2018
3.7% 4.2% 4.9% 2,722
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.9% 2,763
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 5.0% 2,785
August
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.8% 2,692
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 4.6% 2,572
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 4.5% 2,537
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 4.5% 2,487
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.1% 2,881

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.