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

There were 265,400 jobs in Scranton, Pennsylvania in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 263,561 employed persons for the month. Scranton lost 700 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 416 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Scranton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 265,400 -700 +4,200
CPS 263,561 +416 +1,523

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 2018 at 266,100. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Scranton according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 268,396 for Scranton in January 2008. 4,835 jobs have been lost in Scranton since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 253,246, Scranton has added 10,315 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Scranton, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 265,400 -700 263,561 416
January 2018 266,100 400 263,145 2,104
December 2017 265,700 100 261,041 -1,014
November 2017 265,600 0 262,055 122
October 2017 265,600 1,100 261,933 282
September 2017 264,500 700 261,651 318
August 2017 263,800 500 261,333 -1,090
July 2017 263,300 500 262,423 760
June 2017 262,800 500 261,663 39
May 2017 262,300 1,199 261,624 -433
April 2017 261,100 0 262,057 207
March 2017 261,100 -99 261,850 -188