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

There were 259,800 jobs in Scranton, Pennsylvania in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 260,041 employed persons for the month. Scranton added 1,699 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 603 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Scranton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 259,800 +1,699 +11,500
CPS 260,041 +603 +7,679

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 2020 at 265,600. Since then 5,800 jobs have been lost in Scranton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 216,000 in April 2020, Scranton has gained 43,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 267,511 for Scranton in January 2008. 7,470 jobs have been lost in Scranton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 222,675, Scranton has added 37,366 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Scranton, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 259,800 1,699 260,041 603
June 2022 258,100 1,300 259,438 391
May 2022 256,800 -400 259,047 1,020
April 2022 257,200 1,000 258,027 836
March 2022 256,200 400 257,191 1,119
February 2022 255,800 500 256,072 814
January 2022 255,300 1,000 255,258 918
December 2021 254,300 800 254,340 -41
November 2021 253,500 1,200 254,381 98
October 2021 252,300 3,600 254,283 541
September 2021 248,700 -200 253,742 711
August 2021 248,900 600 253,031 669