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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for East Stroudsburg fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in East Stroudsburg peaked in April 2020 at 21.6% and is now 14.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare East Stroudsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Pennsylvania 5.7% -0.3 -1.4
East Stroudsburg 6.7% -0.2 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 April 2020 at 17,285. There are now 11,945 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
East Stroudsburg 5,340 -130 -1,150

Number of Unemployed Persons

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.7% 6.7% 5,340
October
2021
4.6% 6.0% 6.9% 5,470
September
2021
4.7% 6.2% 6.9% 5,414
August
2021
5.2% 6.4% 7.6% 6,036
July
2021
5.4% 6.5% 7.5% 5,883
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 7.4% 5,838
May
2021
5.8% 7.0% 7.4% 5,787
April
2021
6.0% 7.1% 8.4% 6,676
March
2021
6.0% 7.3% 8.5% 6,724
February
2021
6.2% 7.4% 8.4% 6,691
January
2021
6.4% 7.3% 8.3% 6,566

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.