Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 262,800 jobs in Scranton, Pennsylvania in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 263,335 employed persons for the month. Scranton added 900 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 167 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Scranton job growth to job growth in other cities.
|Employment Survey||January 2020||Month/Month||Year/Year|
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 April 2018 at 264,800. Since then 2,000 jobs have been lost in Scranton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 261,600 in May 2019, Scranton has gained 1,199 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 268,123 for Scranton in February 2008. 4,788 jobs have been lost in Scranton since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 253,288, Scranton has added 10,047 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Scranton, Pennsylvania Employment History