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York-Hanover, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for York fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in York peaked in April 2020 at 15.6% and is now 11.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare York unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Pennsylvania 4.8% -0.1 -2.1
York 4.0% -0.1 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 26,159 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. York employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in York, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
York 9,317 -265 -4,600

Number of Unemployed Persons

York, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.8% 4.0% 9,317
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
October
2021
4.6% 5.6% 4.8% 11,151
September
2021
4.7% 5.8% 5.0% 11,621
August
2021
5.2% 6.1% 5.2% 12,209
July
2021
5.4% 6.4% 5.5% 12,791
June
2021
5.9% 6.6% 5.7% 13,265

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.