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York-Hanover, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for York rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in York peaked in April 2020 at 15.3% and is now 9.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare York unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Pennsylvania 7.3% 0.0 +2.3
York 6.3% +0.1 +2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 36,967. There are now 22,279 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 12,799 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,889. York employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in York, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
York 14,688 +150 +4,853

Number of Unemployed Persons

York, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 7.3% 6.3% 14,688
January
2021
6.3% 7.3% 6.2% 14,538
December
2020
6.7% 7.1% 5.5% 12,851
November
2020
6.7% 7.1% 5.5% 12,799
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 6.0% 14,046
September
2020
7.8% 7.1% 6.7% 15,788
August
2020
8.4% 10.2% 8.7% 19,961
July
2020
10.2% 13.0% 10.4% 24,038
June
2020
11.1% 13.3% 11.3% 26,405
May
2020
13.3% 13.5% 12.6% 30,353
April
2020
14.8% 16.2% 15.3% 36,967

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.