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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for East Stroudsburg fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in East Stroudsburg peaked in July 2012 at 10.1% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare East Stroudsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Pennsylvania 4.0% -0.1 -0.5
East Stroudsburg 4.6% -0.2 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 4,585 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
East Stroudsburg 3,779 -182 -1,037

Number of Unemployed Persons

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.9%
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.6% 3,779
January
2019
4.0% 4.1% 4.8% 3,961
December
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.4% 4,433
November
2018
3.7% 4.2% 5.3% 4,352
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.3% 4,319
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 5.3% 4,284
August
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.2% 4,203
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.1% 4,134
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 5.1% 4,117
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 4.9% 3,951
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.6% 4,496

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.