Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 257,800 jobs in Scranton, Pennsylvania in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 260,982 employed persons for the month. Scranton lost 700 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 909 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Scranton job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Scranton, Pennsylvania Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Scranton as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.
CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
Total Employment for Scranton, Pennsylvania
CES employment for Scranton peaked in June 2007 at 263,900. Since then 6,100 jobs have been lost in Scranton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 250,800 in January 2010, Scranton has gained 7,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 268,396 for Scranton in January 2008. 7,414 jobs have been lost in Scranton since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 253,246, Scranton has added 7,736 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Scranton, Pennsylvania Employment History