Wilkes Barre, PA Unemployment Rate Report

Wilkes Barre, PA Historical Unemployment Trends

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Since 2005 the unemployment rate in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has ranged from 4.6% in April 2000 to 21.0% in April 2020. The current unemployment rate for Wilkes-Barre is 10.9% in October 2020. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

Wilkes Barre, PA Unemployment Rate by Month

Very High Unemployment Area
Wilkes Barre, PA Current Unemployment - 10.9%
Wilkes Barre, PA Unemployment Rate
Month/Year Wilkes Barre, PA% Pennsylvania% National %
1 / 2020 7.7% 5.1% 3.6%
2 / 2020 7.4% 5.1% 3.5%
3 / 2020 8.9% 5.9% 4.4%
4 / 2020 21.0% 15.6% 14.7%
5 / 2020 19.7% 13.2% 13.3%
6 / 2020 20.4% 13.3% 11.1%
7 / 2020 18.8% 12.8% 10.2%
8 / 2020 16.3% 10.6% 8.4%
9 / 2020 12.1% 7.8% 7.9%
10 / 2020 10.9% 6.9% 6.9%

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