Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 4.1% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which lost 300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in September 2022.

Total employment in the York-Hanover, PA market declined by 43 jobs in August and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate stayed flat over the same time period at 3.8%.

  • York-Hanover, PA unemployment rate is 31 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 August versus prior month by 8.9% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
York-Hanover, PA Unemployment August 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.1% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 41,100; -100
  • Manufacturing: 32,000; +100
  • Education & Healthcare: 27,500; +200
  • Business Services: 22,700; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 17,800; -300
  • Government: 16,800; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 13,000; +100
  • Other Jobs: 9,900; no change
  • Financial Services: 5,500; no change
  • IT & Development: 1,000; no change
York-Hanover, 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.