Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 246,600 jobs in Scranton, Pennsylvania in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 247,461 employed persons for the month. Scranton added 700 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 161 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Scranton job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 18,400 jobs have been lost in Scranton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 215,100 in April 2020, Scranton has gained 31,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 267,511 for Scranton in January 2008. 20,050 jobs have been lost in Scranton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 222,564, Scranton has added 24,897 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Scranton, Pennsylvania Employment History