Check Out How Chester County’s Unemployment Rate Fares in the Metro Area


In June, the unemployment rate in Chester County was 10 percent, which was the second lowest among the 11 counties that make up the Philadelphia metropolitan area, according to data recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This was also lower than the national average of 11.2 percent for the same month.

Chester County’s unemployment rate was bested only by Cecil County, Md., which boasted a rate of 7.1 percent.

Chester County recorded a 6.8 percent increase in unemployment compared to June 2019, when the jobless rate was 3.2 percent. In June 2018, the unemployment rate was 3.4 percent.

Nationally, the unemployment rate increased 7.4 percent compared with 2019.

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