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

There were 261,200 jobs in Scranton, Pennsylvania in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 263,628 employed persons for the month. Scranton lost 1,400 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 315 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Scranton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 261,200 -1,400 -2,800
CPS 263,628 -315 +1,045

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 September 2017 at 264,400. Since then 3,200 jobs have been lost in Scranton according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 268,123 for Scranton in February 2008. 4,495 jobs have been lost in Scranton since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 253,288, Scranton has added 10,340 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Scranton, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 261,200 -1,400 263,628 -315
June 2019 262,600 -1,200 263,943 -103
May 2019 263,800 -200 264,046 -111
April 2019 264,000 400 264,157 59
March 2019 263,600 200 264,098 349
February 2019 263,400 -100 263,749 469
January 2019 263,500 -200 263,280 320
December 2018 263,700 -600 262,960 24
November 2018 264,300 400 262,936 94
October 2018 263,900 800 262,842 179
September 2018 263,100 -400 262,663 125
August 2018 263,500 -500 262,538 -45