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

There were 247,100 jobs in Scranton, Pennsylvania in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 247,795 employed persons for the month. Scranton added 800 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 59 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Scranton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 247,100 +800 -17,500
CPS 247,795 +59 -14,948

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 265,000. Since then 17,900 jobs have been lost in Scranton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 215,100 in April 2020, Scranton has gained 32,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 268,123 for Scranton in February 2008. 20,328 jobs have been lost in Scranton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 221,868, Scranton has added 25,927 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Scranton, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 247,100 800 247,795 59
January 2021 246,300 700 247,736 6,781
December 2020 245,600 -700 240,955 45
November 2020 246,300 900 240,910 26
October 2020 245,400 2,300 240,884 185
September 2020 243,100 600 240,699 9,032
August 2020 242,500 1,600 231,667 4,197
July 2020 240,900 6,000 227,470 2,652
June 2020 234,900 10,200 224,818 -4,035
May 2020 224,700 9,600 228,853 6,985
April 2020 215,100 -48,700 221,868 -37,384
March 2020 263,800 -800 259,252 -3,491