UnemploymenT in Erie County


Analysis Categories

What does this measure?

Unemployment by Race/Ethnicity, Education, Sex, Age Range

Why is this Important?

Unemployment rates are a relatively timely indicator of current local economic conditions, particularly recent changes in the employment landscape that reflect the overall health of the economy. Throughout the nation, racial disparities across many indicators of well-being (including unemployment rates) are persistent, troubling and in need of attention.

How is Erie County doing?

Unemployment for Black/African American (13.0%) and Two or More Races (15.5%) is over twice as high as the average of 6.2%. The highest concentration geographically falls within ZIP codes 16501, 16502, 16503 and 16507 with average unemployment of 13.6%.

How does Erie compare to its Peers?

How does Erie compare to Pennsylvania?

About this Data

Data from the Census ACS as of 2018. Population 20 to 64 years old used for Education, Race, and Sex categories.