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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for East Stroudsburg rose 0.5 percentage points in January 2021 to 8.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in East Stroudsburg peaked in April 2020 at 20.5% and is now 11.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 8.1% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare East Stroudsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Pennsylvania 7.3% +0.2 +2.5
East Stroudsburg 8.6% +0.5 +2.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 10,349 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,287 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 601.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
East Stroudsburg 6,888 +601 +2,006

Number of Unemployed Persons

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 7.3%
January
2021
6.3% 7.3% 8.6% 6,888
December
2020
6.7% 7.1% 8.1% 6,287
November
2020
6.7% 7.1% 8.1% 6,292
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 9.0% 7,085
September
2020
7.8% 7.1% 10.2% 8,204
August
2020
8.4% 10.2% 13.0% 10,227
July
2020
10.2% 13.0% 15.5% 12,334
June
2020
11.1% 13.3% 18.3% 14,807
May
2020
13.3% 13.5% 18.4% 15,293
April
2020
14.8% 16.2% 20.5% 17,237

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.