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

There were 265,600 jobs in Scranton, Pennsylvania in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 262,630 employed persons for the month. Scranton added 200 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,045 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Scranton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 265,600 +200 +4,499
CPS 262,630 -1,045 -55

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 January 2018 at 266,100. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Scranton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 265,400 in February 2018, Scranton has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 268,396 for Scranton in January 2008. 5,766 jobs have been lost in Scranton since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 253,202, Scranton has added 9,428 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

Scranton, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 265,600 200 262,630 -1,045
February 2018 265,400 -700 263,675 41
January 2018 266,100 400 263,634 540
December 2017 265,700 100 263,094 -409
November 2017 265,600 0 263,503 -376
October 2017 265,600 1,100 263,879 246
September 2017 264,500 700 263,633 700
August 2017 263,800 500 262,933 206
July 2017 263,300 500 262,727 51
June 2017 262,800 500 262,676 66
May 2017 262,300 1,199 262,610 -100
April 2017 261,100 0 262,710 25