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Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Williamsport fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2021 to 7.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Williamsport peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.8% in September 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Williamsport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Pennsylvania 7.4% +0.1 -8.8
Williamsport 7.2% -0.1 -9.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 5,152 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,786 in September 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 208. Williamsport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Williamsport, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Williamsport 3,994 -38 -5,152

Number of Unemployed Persons

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployment Rate
Williamsport
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 7.4% 7.2% 3,994
March
2021
6.0% 7.3% 7.3% 4,032
February
2021
6.2% 7.4% 7.3% 4,004
January
2021
6.3% 7.3% 7.1% 3,907
December
2020
6.7% 7.1% 6.9% 3,812
November
2020
6.7% 7.1% 6.9% 3,811
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 6.9% 3,802
September
2020
7.8% 7.1% 6.8% 3,786
August
2020
8.4% 10.2% 9.2% 5,069
July
2020
10.2% 13.0% 11.7% 6,536
June
2020
11.1% 13.3% 11.4% 6,402

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.