Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.5% with the biggest shift in Education & Healthcare, which gained 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA market rose by 328 jobs in March and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 30 bps to 3.5%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 39 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA unemployment rate is 25 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 220 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in March versus prior month by 1.9% and are equal compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Unemployment March 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.2% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 16,400; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 9,600; +100
  • Manufacturing: 8,600; no change
  • Government: 7,500; no change
  • Business Services: 6,000; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 5,000; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 2,400; no change
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Unemployment by Industry March 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through March 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 27, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.