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York-Hanover, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for York fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in York peaked in April 2020 at 15.6% and is now 12.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare York unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Pennsylvania 4.1% -0.1 -1.7
York 3.4% -0.1 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: York, Pennsylvania, National

York, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

York, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in York peaked in April 2020 at 35,476. There are now 27,362 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. York employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in York, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
York 8,114 -258 -3,507

Number of Unemployed Persons

York, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.1% 3.4% 8,114
August
2022
3.7% 4.2% 3.5% 8,372
July
2022
3.5% 4.3% 3.6% 8,440
June
2022
3.6% 4.5% 3.7% 8,736
May
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.8% 8,940
April
2022
3.6% 4.8% 4.0% 9,315
March
2022
3.6% 4.9% 4.1% 9,582
February
2022
3.8% 5.1% 4.3% 10,073
January
2022
4.0% 5.4% 4.5% 10,658
December
2021
3.9% 5.5% 4.7% 11,089
November
2021
4.2% 5.5% 4.7% 11,052

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.