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

 

2015

253.2 253.1 254.9 258.2 260.2 258.6 255.4 255.3 259.6 262.0 262.2 262.2 257.9

2016

254.4 254.8 257.7 (P) 260.5                  

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2015

9.4 9.1 9.3 10.1 10.6 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.5 10.5 10.4 9.9 10.2

2016

8.8 8.7 8.9 (P) 9.5                  

Manufacturing

 

2015

26.9 26.7 26.9 26.7 26.9 27.0 27.1 27.1 27.0 27.2 27.3 27.2 27.0

2016

26.9 26.9 26.9 (P) 27.1                  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

62.4 61.5 61.9 62.3 62.7 62.8 62.3 62.4 62.7 63.2 63.8 64.6 62.7

2016

62.1 61.5 62.3 (P) 62.4                  

Information

 

2015

3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6

2016

3.5 3.5 3.5 (P) 3.5                  

Financial Activities

 

2015

12.4 12.5 12.5 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.9 12.9 12.7 12.6 12.6 12.7 12.7

2016

12.6 12.6 12.7 (P) 12.6                  

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

28.1 27.3 27.6 28.5 28.5 28.7 29.0 29.1 29.7 30.5 30.6 30.4 29.0

2016

29.5 29.6 29.3 (P) 29.9                  

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

50.6 52.3 52.3 52.6 52.0 50.5 50.0 49.9 51.7 52.7 52.5 52.3 51.6

2016

51.0 52.0 53.2 (P) 53.6                  

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

22.1 22.1 22.5 23.2 24.4 24.3 23.9 24.0 24.0 23.6 23.0 23.0 23.3

2016

22.3 22.2 22.7 (P) 23.6                  

Other Services

 

2015

8.2 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3

2016

8.2 8.2 8.2 (P) 8.3                  

Government

 

2015

29.4 29.8 30.1 30.2 30.2 29.6 27.4 27.1 29.4 29.8 30.1 30.2 29.4

2016

29.5 29.6 30.0 (P) 30.0                  

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

 

2015

(R) 278,814 (R) 277,051 (R) 277,197 (R) 278,192 (R) 280,870 (R) 280,308 (R) 281,557 (R) 278,500 (R) 277,648 (R) 278,635 (R) 279,069 (R) 279,133 (R) 278,914

2016

278,773 278,986 (P) 281,033                    

Employment

 

2015

(R) 258,696 (R) 257,812 (R) 258,812 (R) 261,816 (R) 262,821 (R) 262,464 (R) 262,508 (R) 261,324 (R) 262,949 (R) 264,490 (R) 265,249 (R) 266,131 (R) 262,089

2016

261,925 261,896 (P) 262,929                    

Unemployment

 

2015

(R) 20,118 (R) 19,239 (R) 18,385 (R) 16,376 (R) 18,049 (R) 17,844 (R) 19,049 (R) 17,176 (R) 14,699 (R) 14,145 (R) 13,820 (R) 13,002 (R) 16,825

2016

16,848 17,090 (P) 18,104                    

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

(R) 7.2 (R) 6.9 (R) 6.6 (R) 5.9 (R) 6.4 (R) 6.4 (R) 6.8 (R) 6.2 (R) 5.3 (R) 5.1 (R) 5.0 (R) 4.7 (R) 6.0

2016

6.0 6.1 (P) 6.4                    

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(P) Preliminary