Department of Numbers

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for East Stroudsburg rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in East Stroudsburg peaked in July 2012 at 10.1% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare East Stroudsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Pennsylvania 4.6% -0.1 -0.9
East Stroudsburg 5.8% +0.3 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, National

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in East Stroudsburg peaked in July 2012 at 8,336. There are now 3,680 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,462 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 194.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
East Stroudsburg 4,656 +194 -499

Number of Unemployed Persons

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 5.8% 4,656
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.5% 4,462
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 5.7% 4,617
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.8% 4,677
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.7% 4,608
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.9% 4,819
May
2017
4.3% 5.0% 6.3% 5,137
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 6.1% 5,009
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 5.9% 4,819
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 6.0% 4,859
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 5.7% 4,612

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.