Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 240,400 jobs in Scranton, Pennsylvania in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 241,254 employed persons for the month. Scranton added 1,100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 370 (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 April 2018 at 264,800. Since then 24,400 jobs have been lost in Scranton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 215,600 in April 2020, Scranton has gained 24,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 268,123 for Scranton in February 2008. 26,869 jobs have been lost in Scranton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 221,868, Scranton has added 19,386 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Scranton, Pennsylvania Employment History