Overall unemployment rate moved up to 4.5% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 700 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA market declined by 936 jobs in June and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 90 bps to 4.5%. The national unemployment rate increased by 46 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA unemployment rate is 66 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 170 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in June versus prior month by 25.6% 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 June 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -1.6%. Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 11,500; no change
  • Transportation & Utilities: 6,900; no change
  • Manufacturing: 4,800; no change
  • Government: 4,700; -700
  • Business Services: 4,500; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 3,300; +100
  • Construction, Mining: 1,300; no change
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Unemployment by Industry June 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through June 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on August 3, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.