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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for East Stroudsburg fell 2.5 percentage points in May 2020 to 18.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.6 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in East Stroudsburg peaked in April 2020 at 20.5% and is now 2.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare East Stroudsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Pennsylvania 13.4% -2.7 +9.2
East Stroudsburg 18.0% -2.5 +12.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 17,237. There are now 2,342 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
East Stroudsburg 14,895 -2,342 +10,645

Number of Unemployed Persons

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 13.0%
May
2020
13.3% 13.4% 18.0% 14,895
April
2020
14.7% 16.1% 20.5% 17,237
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 7.0% 5,885
February
2020
3.5% 4.7% 5.8% 4,910
January
2020
3.6% 4.7% 5.8% 4,882
December
2019
3.5% 4.6% 6.0% 5,048
November
2019
3.5% 4.6% 5.9% 4,937
October
2019
3.6% 4.6% 5.7% 4,808
September
2019
3.5% 4.6% 5.6% 4,671
August
2019
3.7% 4.5% 5.4% 4,537
July
2019
3.7% 4.4% 5.3% 4,419

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.