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York-Hanover, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for York fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2019 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in York peaked in December 2009 at 8.9% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare York unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Pennsylvania 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
York 3.4% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 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 February 2010 at 20,183. There are now 12,277 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 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
York 7,906 -290 -1,291

Number of Unemployed Persons

York, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.4% 7,906
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.5% 8,196
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.6% 8,392
January
2019
4.0% 4.1% 3.7% 8,574
December
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.8% 8,810
November
2018
3.7% 4.2% 3.8% 8,797
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.8% 8,819
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 3.8% 8,923
August
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.9% 9,041
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.9% 9,121
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 3.9% 9,160

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.