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York-Hanover, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for York fell 0.6 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in York peaked in April 2020 at 15.3% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare York unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Pennsylvania 6.6% -0.8 +2.0
York 5.4% -0.6 +1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 36,967. There are now 24,511 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
York 12,456 -1,590 +2,550

Number of Unemployed Persons

York, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.6% 5.4% 12,456
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 6.0% 14,046
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 6.7% 15,788
August
2020
8.4% 10.4% 8.7% 19,961
July
2020
10.2% 12.5% 10.4% 24,038
June
2020
11.1% 13.2% 11.3% 26,405
May
2020
13.3% 13.4% 12.6% 30,353
April
2020
14.8% 16.1% 15.3% 36,967
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 4.9% 11,491
February
2020
3.5% 4.7% 4.1% 9,835
January
2020
3.5% 4.7% 4.1% 9,785

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.