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Employment

The percentage of people employed in the labor force and unemployment rate are basic indicators of economic prosperity. An increasing percentage of employed people indicates that the local workforce has the skills... Read More

The percentage of people employed in the labor force and unemployment rate are basic indicators of economic prosperity. An increasing percentage of employed people indicates that the local workforce has the skills needed for the jobs that are available. A decreasing unemployment rate signals that the economy is strong enough to provide jobs for those who are able to work.

This indicator evaluates the percentage of employed people in the labor force and unemployment rate. Data comes from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, Table S2301, 5-year estimate.

Abington, Pennsylvania

Data may be viewed at this link from American Factfinder 2.From 2012-2014, among residents 16 years of age and older, Abington Township's rate of employment grew slightly while the unemployment rate slightly decreased as well.Trend Data - Abington Township, Montgomery County, PA ~ 5 Year American Community SurveyYear*Part 1: Percentage... Read More

Data may be viewed at this link from American Factfinder 2.

From 2012-2014, among residents 16 years of age and older, Abington Township's rate of employment grew slightly while the unemployment rate slightly decreased as well.

Trend Data - Abington Township, Montgomery County, PA ~ 5 Year American Community Survey

Year*Part 1: Percentage of Population 16 Years and Older - Employed*Annual Change in the Percentage of Population 16 Years and Older - Employed*Average 3-year changePart 2: Unemployment Rate of the Population 16 Years and Older*Annual Change in the Unemployment Rate - Population 16 Years and OlderAverage 3-year changeData Specifics
201262.60%not applicablenot applicable7.20%not applicablenot applicable2012 results
201363.00%0.40%not applicable7.40%0.20%not applicable2013 results
201463.70%0.70%0.55%7.00%-0.40%-0.10%2014 results

Using data from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania shows a different and much improved outlook.

The unemployment rate for Abington Township was 5.1% for January 2014, 3.9% for January 2015, and 3.2% for January 2016.