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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for East Stroudsburg fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 6.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in East Stroudsburg peaked in July 2012 at 10.1% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in October 2017, 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 February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Pennsylvania 4.8% 0.0 -0.3
East Stroudsburg 6.0% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 8,336. There are now 3,438 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,462 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 436.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
East Stroudsburg 4,898 +60 +39

Number of Unemployed Persons

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 6.0% 4,898
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 6.0% 4,838
December
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.9% 4,791
November
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.8% 4,657
October
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.5% 4,462
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 5.7% 4,617
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 5.8% 4,677
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.7% 4,608
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.9% 4,819
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 6.3% 5,137
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 6.1% 5,009

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.