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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for East Stroudsburg fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in East Stroudsburg peaked in July 2012 at 10.1% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare East Stroudsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Pennsylvania 4.1% 0.0 -0.7
East Stroudsburg 5.2% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, National

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in East Stroudsburg peaked in July 2012 at 8,364. There are now 4,054 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,951 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 359.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
East Stroudsburg 4,310 +26 -362

Number of Unemployed Persons

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 5.2% 4,310
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 5.3% 4,284
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 5.2% 4,203
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.1% 4,134
June
2018
4.0% 4.3% 5.1% 4,117
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 4.9% 3,951
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 5.6% 4,496
March
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.7% 4,601
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.9% 4,816
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.9% 4,788
December
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.8% 4,766

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.