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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for East Stroudsburg rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 7.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in East Stroudsburg peaked in April 2020 at 21.6% and is now 14.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.4% in May 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare East Stroudsburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Pennsylvania 6.6% -0.3 -6.4
East Stroudsburg 7.5% +0.1 -8.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 17,285. There are now 11,399 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,787 in May 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 99.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
East Stroudsburg 5,886 +48 -7,350

Number of Unemployed Persons

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployment Rate
East Stroudsburg
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 7.5% 5,886
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 7.4% 5,838
May
2021
5.8% 7.0% 7.4% 5,787
April
2021
6.1% 7.1% 8.4% 6,676
March
2021
6.0% 7.3% 8.5% 6,724
February
2021
6.2% 7.4% 8.4% 6,691
January
2021
6.3% 7.3% 8.3% 6,566
December
2020
6.7% 7.1% 8.1% 6,465
November
2020
6.7% 7.1% 8.2% 6,490
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 8.1% 6,499
September
2020
7.8% 7.1% 9.0% 7,315

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.