Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 2.8% with the biggest shift in Transportation & Utilities, which gained 400 roles, based on the most recently available information published in December 2022.

Total employment in the York-Hanover, PA market rose by 809 jobs in October and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate increased by 8 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • York-Hanover, PA unemployment rate is 60 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) grew in October versus prior month by 12.6% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
York-Hanover, PA Unemployment October 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.5% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 41,800; +400
  • Manufacturing: 32,100; +200
  • Education & Healthcare: 28,100; +300
  • Business Services: 22,300; no change
  • Government: 18,800; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 17,600; -200
  • Construction, Mining: 12,900; +100
  • Other Jobs: 9,700; no change
York-Hanover, PA Unemployment by Industry October 2022

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

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.