Lehigh County, PA monthly unemployment update

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January 27, 2023

Lehigh County, PA monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Lehigh County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of November 2022.

Lehigh County had a 3.6% unemployment rate in November 2022, marking a 0.2% increase from a month ago. Pennsylvania reported a 4.0% unemployment rate in November, which is the 19th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month dropped to 3.5% but is still 0.4% lower than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Allentown, PA metropolitan area was 3.4%, which is 0.2% lower than Lehigh County. Allentown has the 410th highest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Unemployment rates in neighboring counties
#1. Carbon County, PA: 4.1%
#1. Schuylkill County, PA: 4.1%
#3. Lehigh County, PA: 3.6%
#4. Northampton County, PA: 3.3%
#5. Bucks County, PA: 3.0%
#6. Montgomery County, PA: 2.6%

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Pennsylvania
#1. Forest County: 5.4%
#2. Cameron County: 4.9%
#2. Fayette County: 4.9%
#2. Monroe County: 4.9%
#5. Pike County: 4.8%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Pennsylvania
#1. Adams County: 2.2%
#2. Chester County: 2.3%
#3. Cumberland County: 2.4%
#4. Centre County: 2.5%
#4. Lancaster County: 2.5%

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