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York-Hanover, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for York rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2019 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in York peaked in December 2009 at 8.9% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in May 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare York unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Pennsylvania 4.2% +0.2 0.0
York 3.7% +0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November 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 February 2010 at 20,183. There are now 11,441 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,792 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 950. York employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in York, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
York 8,742 +376 -77

Number of Unemployed Persons

York, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 4.2% 3.7% 8,742
September
2019
3.5% 4.0% 3.6% 8,366
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 3.5% 8,182
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 3.4% 7,977
June
2019
3.7% 3.8% 3.3% 7,792
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.3% 7,813
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.4% 7,916
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.5% 8,196
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.6% 8,392
January
2019
4.0% 4.1% 3.7% 8,574
December
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.8% 8,810

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.