Overall unemployment rate moved up to 4.1% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 1,400 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the York-Hanover, PA market declined by 1,887 jobs in June and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 70 bps to 4.1%. The national unemployment rate increased by 46 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • York-Hanover, PA unemployment rate is 26 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 210 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 11.8% 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 June 2022

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

  • Transportation & Utilities: 41,400; +200
  • Manufacturing: 32,000; +300
  • Education & Healthcare: 27,500; -700
  • Business Services: 22,400; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 17,600; +1,200
  • Government: 17,500; -1,400
  • Construction, Mining: 12,600; +200
  • Other Jobs: 9,800; +100
  • Financial Services: 5,500; no change
  • IT & Development: 1,000; no change
York-Hanover, 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.