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York-Hanover, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for York rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2020 to 11.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in York peaked in April 2020 at 15.3% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 11.3% in June 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare York unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Pennsylvania 12.5% -0.7 +8.1
York 11.4% +0.1 +7.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August 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 10,420 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 26,405 in June 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 142. York employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in York, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
York 26,547 +142 +17,468

Number of Unemployed Persons

York, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 10.3%
July
2020
10.2% 12.5% 11.4% 26,547
June
2020
11.1% 13.2% 11.3% 26,405
May
2020
13.3% 13.4% 12.6% 30,353
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 4.7% 4.1% 9,785
December
2019
3.5% 4.6% 4.2% 10,020
November
2019
3.5% 4.6% 4.1% 9,906
October
2019
3.6% 4.6% 4.1% 9,751
September
2019
3.5% 4.6% 4.0% 9,566

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.