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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for East Stroudsburg rose 0.2 percentage points in August 2019 to 4.9%. 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 July 2012 at 10.0% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in May 2019, 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 August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Pennsylvania 3.9% 0.0 -0.3
East Stroudsburg 4.9% +0.2 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 August 2012 at 8,265. There are now 4,239 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,801 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 225.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
East Stroudsburg 4,026 +121 -279

Number of Unemployed Persons

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.0%
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.9% 4,026
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.7% 3,905
June
2019
3.7% 3.8% 4.6% 3,801
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.6% 3,818
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.7% 3,852
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.8% 3,962
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.9% 4,075
January
2019
4.0% 4.1% 5.1% 4,188
December
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.2% 4,317
November
2018
3.7% 4.2% 5.2% 4,317
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.2% 4,310

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.