Overall unemployment rate moved down to 4.5% with the biggest shift in Manufacturing, which lost 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in September 2022.

Total employment in the Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA market declined by 82 jobs in August and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 4.5%. The national unemployment rate stayed flat over the same time period at 3.8%.

  • Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA unemployment rate is 71 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 140 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in August versus prior month by 22.5% 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 August 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs stayed flat. Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 11,600; no change
  • Transportation & Utilities: 6,800; no change
  • Manufacturing: 4,800; -100
  • Government: 4,600; +100
  • Business Services: 4,500; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 3,400; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 1,300; no change
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Unemployment by Industry August 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through August 2022 (Data published September 2022 and reports created on September 28, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.