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

There were 255,500 jobs in Scranton, Pennsylvania in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 257,088 employed persons for the month. Scranton lost 300 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,016 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Scranton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 255,500 -300 +8,700
CPS 257,088 +1,016 +5,944

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 10,100 jobs have been lost in Scranton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 216,000 in April 2020, Scranton has gained 39,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 267,511 for Scranton in January 2008. 10,423 jobs have been lost in Scranton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 222,675, Scranton has added 34,413 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Scranton, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 255,500 -300 257,088 1,016
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
July 2021 248,300 700 252,362 533
June 2021 247,600 300 251,829 316
May 2021 247,300 800 251,513 213
April 2021 246,500 -300 251,300 156