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Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Williamsport fell 4.5 percentage points in May 2020 to 12.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Williamsport peaked in April 2020 at 17.4% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Williamsport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Pennsylvania 13.4% -2.7 +9.2
Williamsport 12.9% -4.5 +8.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 2,467 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Williamsport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Williamsport, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Williamsport 6,773 -2,467 +4,230

Number of Unemployed Persons

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 13.0%
May
2020
13.3% 13.4% 12.9% 6,773
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 4.7% 5.3% 3,017
December
2019
3.5% 4.6% 5.5% 3,180
November
2019
3.5% 4.6% 5.4% 3,086
October
2019
3.6% 4.6% 5.2% 2,981
September
2019
3.5% 4.6% 5.0% 2,866
August
2019
3.7% 4.5% 4.8% 2,751

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.