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Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 264,400 jobs in Scranton, Pennsylvania in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 262,028 employed persons for the month. Scranton added 1,000 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 95 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Scranton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 264,400 +1,000 +3,600
CPS 262,028 +95 +164

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 in November 2017 is at a new high of 264,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 268,396 for Scranton in January 2008. 6,368 jobs have been lost in Scranton since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 253,246, Scranton has added 8,782 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Scranton, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 264,400 1,000 262,028 95
October 2017 263,400 0 261,933 282
September 2017 263,400 600 261,651 318
August 2017 262,800 300 261,333 -1,090
July 2017 262,500 1,899 262,423 760
June 2017 260,600 -99 261,663 39
May 2017 260,700 599 261,624 -433
April 2017 260,100 900 262,057 207
March 2017 259,200 -1,400 261,850 -188
February 2017 260,600 -99 262,038 301
January 2017 260,700 500 261,737 363
December 2016 260,200 -600 261,374 -490