The unemployment rate in Montgomery County was at 11.8 percent in June, which was the third lowest unemployment rate among the 11 counties that make up the Philadelphia metropolitan area, according to the data recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This was only slightly higher than the national average, which was at 11.2 percent for the same month.
Montgomery County recorded an 8.3 percent increase in unemployment compared to June 2019, when the jobless rate was at 3.5. If compared with June 2018, when the unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, the difference is marginally lower at 8.2 percent.
Among the four metropolitan divisions that make up the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metropolitan area, the unemployment rate was lowest in the Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County division at 11.6 percent.
Nationally, the unemployment rate increased by 7.4 percent compared to 2019, and 7.0 percent compared to 2018.
Meanwhile, unemployment rates were higher in June 2020 than in June 2019 as well as in June 2018 for all of the counties in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
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