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York-Hanover, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for York fell 0.6 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in York peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 12.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare York unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Pennsylvania 5.7% -0.3 -1.4
York 4.0% -0.6 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 36,448. There are now 27,231 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. York employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in York, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
York 9,217 -1,329 -3,744

Number of Unemployed Persons

York, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.7% 4.0% 9,217
October
2021
4.6% 6.0% 4.6% 10,546
September
2021
4.7% 6.2% 4.5% 10,413
August
2021
5.2% 6.4% 5.1% 11,745
July
2021
5.4% 6.5% 5.0% 11,457
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 4.9% 11,325
May
2021
5.8% 7.0% 4.9% 11,363
April
2021
6.0% 7.1% 6.0% 13,953
March
2021
6.0% 7.3% 6.1% 14,245
February
2021
6.2% 7.4% 6.2% 14,597
January
2021
6.4% 7.3% 6.5% 15,110

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.