Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA: Nonfarm employment and labor force data

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2014

252.3 252.4 254.9 257.8 259.3 258.0 253.7 255.4 259.1 260.7 263.9 265.2 257.7

2015

258.5 (P) 259.7                      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2014

9.3 9.3 9.6 10.4 11.0 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.3 11.9 12.0 11.4 10.9

2015

10.0 (P) 10.1                      

Manufacturing

 

2014

27.3 27.2 27.4 27.6 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.6 27.6 27.5 27.6 27.6 27.5

2015

27.4 (P) 27.3                      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

61.7 60.6 61.0 61.5 62.4 62.4 61.5 61.8 62.1 62.2 64.7 66.8 62.4

2015

63.8 (P) 62.6                      

Information

 

2014

3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.6

2015

3.6 (P) 3.6                      

Financial Activities

 

2014

12.2 12.2 12.1 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.1 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.2

2015

12.0 (P) 12.0                      

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

27.6 26.8 27.5 28.0 28.1 28.0 27.6 28.2 28.2 27.8 28.3 28.6 27.9

2015

28.0 (P) 29.1                      

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

51.0 52.8 53.1 53.4 52.2 50.7 50.4 50.4 52.4 53.4 53.6 53.3 52.2

2015

53.4 (P) 54.4                      

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

22.1 22.0 22.3 22.9 24.2 24.3 23.7 24.0 23.7 23.3 22.9 22.7 23.2

2015

22.0 (P) 22.1                      

Other Services

 

2014

8.2 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.2 8.3 8.2 8.2 8.3

2015

8.1 (P) 8.1                      

Government

 

2014

29.4 29.8 30.0 30.0 29.8 29.3 27.0 27.4 29.8 30.6 30.9 30.9 29.6

2015

30.2 (P) 30.4                      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2014

(1) 275,882 (1) 276,698 (1) 277,095 (1) 273,730 (1) 274,533 (1) 276,378 (1) 277,771 (1) 276,349 (1) 272,835 (1) 273,097 (1) 275,026 (1) 274,295  

2015

(P) 280,460                        

Employment

 

2014

(1) 252,157 (1) 253,003 (1) 254,299 (1) 255,139 (1) 254,512 (1) 256,492 (1) 256,366 (1) 256,357 (1) 256,255 (1) 257,029 (1) 259,011 (1) 258,935  

2015

(P) 260,982                        

Unemployment

 

2014

(1) 23,725 (1) 23,695 (1) 22,796 (1) 18,591 (1) 20,021 (1) 19,886 (1) 21,405 (1) 19,992 (1) 16,580 (1) 16,068 (1) 16,015 (1) 15,360  

2015

(P) 19,478                        

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

(1) 8.6 (1) 8.6 (1) 8.2 (1) 6.8 (1) 7.3 (1) 7.2 (1) 7.7 (1) 7.2 (1) 6.1 (1) 5.9 (1) 5.8 (1) 5.6  

2015

(P) 6.9                        

Footnotes
(1) Data are provisional, subject to revision on April 21.
(P) Preliminary