Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 267,700 jobs in Scranton, Pennsylvania in April 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 265,495 employed persons for the month. Scranton lost 100 jobs in April 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 287 (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 March 2023 at 267,800. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Scranton according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 267,511 for Scranton in January 2008. 2,016 jobs have been lost in Scranton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 225,891, Scranton has added 39,604 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Scranton, Pennsylvania Employment History