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Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Williamsport fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2021 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Williamsport peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 10.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Williamsport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Pennsylvania 5.7% -0.3 -1.4
Williamsport 5.7% -0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 9,146. There are now 6,011 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Williamsport 3,135 -82 -676

Number of Unemployed Persons

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.7% 5.7% 3,135
October
2021
4.6% 6.0% 5.8% 3,217
September
2021
4.7% 6.2% 5.8% 3,188
August
2021
5.2% 6.4% 6.5% 3,599
July
2021
5.4% 6.5% 6.4% 3,515
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 6.3% 3,445
May
2021
5.8% 7.0% 6.3% 3,434
April
2021
6.0% 7.1% 7.3% 4,017
March
2021
6.0% 7.3% 7.3% 4,032
February
2021
6.2% 7.4% 7.3% 4,004
January
2021
6.4% 7.3% 7.1% 3,907

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.