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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for East Stroudsburg fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in East Stroudsburg peaked in April 2020 at 21.1% and is now 15.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare East Stroudsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Pennsylvania 4.3% -0.2 -2.1
East Stroudsburg 5.8% -0.1 -2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 16,777. There are now 11,971 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
East Stroudsburg 4,806 -105 -1,669

Number of Unemployed Persons

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.3% 5.8% 4,806
June
2022
3.6% 4.5% 5.9% 4,911
May
2022
3.6% 4.6% 6.0% 4,972
April
2022
3.6% 4.8% 6.2% 5,101
March
2022
3.6% 4.9% 6.3% 5,189
February
2022
3.8% 5.1% 6.5% 5,347
January
2022
4.0% 5.4% 6.8% 5,528
December
2021
3.9% 5.5% 6.9% 5,653
November
2021
4.2% 5.5% 6.9% 5,638
October
2021
4.6% 5.6% 7.0% 5,693
September
2021
4.7% 5.8% 7.3% 5,927

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.