Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.5% with the biggest shift in Transportation & Utilities, which lost 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA market declined by 224 jobs in April and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 70 bps to 3.5%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 42 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA unemployment rate is 16 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 190 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in April versus prior month by 14.8% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Unemployment April 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.8% . Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 11,500; +100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 6,900; -200
  • Government: 5,700; no change
  • Manufacturing: 4,900; +100
  • Business Services: 4,500; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 3,200; +100
  • Construction, Mining: 1,300; +100
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Unemployment by Industry April 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through April 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 1, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.