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

There were 268,500 jobs in Scranton, Pennsylvania in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 266,907 employed persons for the month. Scranton lost 500 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 330 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Scranton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 268,500 -500 +4,700
CPS 266,907 -330 +3,974

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 July 2018 at 269,000. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Scranton according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 268,396 for Scranton in January 2008. 1,489 jobs have been lost in Scranton since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 253,202, Scranton has added 13,705 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Scranton, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 268,500 -500 266,907 -330
July 2018 269,000 900 267,237 2,382
June 2018 268,100 1,400 264,855 1,707
May 2018 266,700 700 263,148 991
April 2018 266,000 400 262,157 -228
March 2018 265,600 200 262,385 -1,290
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