Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.7% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 400 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA market rose by 128 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 120 bps to 2.7%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA unemployment rate is 62 bps below the national rate which is a positive 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) declined in September versus prior month by -5.1% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Unemployment September 2022

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

  • Transportation & Utilities: 16,600; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 9,700; no change
  • Manufacturing: 8,700; no change
  • Government: 7,700; +400
  • Business Services: 6,000; -100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 5,000; -300
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Unemployment by Industry September 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.