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York-Hanover, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for York fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in York peaked in December 2009 at 8.8% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare York unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Pennsylvania 4.1% 0.0 -0.7
York 3.8% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 March 2010 at 20,315. There are now 11,423 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,835 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,057. York employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in York, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
York 8,892 +16 -984

Number of Unemployed Persons

York, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployment Rate
York
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.8% 8,892
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.8% 8,876
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.7% 8,807
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.8% 8,848
June
2018
4.0% 4.3% 3.7% 8,684
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 3.4% 7,835
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 3.9% 8,912
March
2018
4.1% 4.8% 4.0% 9,165
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 4.3% 9,947
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 4.3% 10,002
December
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.2% 9,755

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.