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

Total Nonfarm

 

2013

249.4 251.1 253.5 255.1 256.0 254.5 250.8 251.6 255.2 255.6 256.3 256.0 253.8

2014

247.4 248.9 250.1 252.3 252.9 253.5 250.2 250.9 252.9 (P) 254.0      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2013

8.9 8.9 9.2 9.7 10.1 10.3 10.5 10.7 10.5 10.6 10.5 10.1 10.0

2014

9.4 9.3 9.7 10.4 10.8 11.2 11.7 11.9 11.5 (P) 11.6      

Manufacturing

 

2013

27.2 27.1 27.3 27.4 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.5 27.5 27.5 27.6 27.5 27.4

2014

27.4 27.3 27.3 27.2 27.3 27.5 27.5 27.4 27.3 (P) 27.3      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2013

61.2 60.3 60.8 61.1 62.0 62.0 60.8 61.1 61.7 62.3 63.2 63.9 61.7

2014

60.3 60.6 60.8 61.0 61.2 61.6 61.5 61.5 61.5 (P) 61.7      

Information

 

2013

3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8

2014

3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6 (P) 3.6      

Financial Activities

 

2013

11.7 11.7 11.7 11.8 11.9 12.1 12.1 12.2 11.9 12.0 11.9 11.9 11.9

2014

11.8 11.8 11.8 11.9 11.9 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.0 (P) 11.9      

Professional & Business Services

 

2013

26.6 26.6 27.2 27.6 27.5 27.4 27.6 28.1 27.8 26.8 26.5 27.0 27.2

2014

25.4 25.3 25.1 25.3 25.0 25.1 24.8 25.3 25.6 (P) 25.2      

Educational & Health Services

 

2013

50.6 52.7 53.0 52.5 51.5 50.0 49.7 49.5 51.5 52.3 52.5 51.9 51.5

2014

50.9 52.1 52.3 52.4 51.6 50.7 50.1 50.0 51.3 (P) 52.2      

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2013

21.9 22.0 22.2 23.1 23.9 23.8 23.7 23.6 23.4 22.9 22.5 22.2 22.9

2014

21.5 21.5 21.9 22.8 23.9 24.4 24.1 24.1 23.4 (P) 23.0      

Other Services

 

2013

7.9 7.9 8.0 8.0 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.2 8.1 8.2 8.1 8.1

2014

8.0 8.0 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.2 (P) 8.3      

Government

 

2013

29.5 30.0 30.2 30.1 29.7 29.3 26.7 26.8 28.9 29.3 29.6 29.6 29.1

2014

29.0 29.3 29.5 29.5 29.3 28.9 26.5 26.7 28.5 (P) 29.2      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

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

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

Labor Force

 

2013

285,191 282,571 282,160 281,884 283,771 285,470 285,582 283,016 282,462 279,219 279,405 278,947 282,473

2014

276,693 278,454 277,921 274,778 274,520 276,222 277,165 276,445 (P) 273,575        

Employment

 

2013

254,530 254,171 255,258 257,400 258,328 258,520 258,898 257,373 258,925 255,632 257,035 257,415 256,957

2014

252,973 255,204 255,681 257,140 255,397 257,050 256,697 256,196 (P) 257,535        

Unemployment

 

2013

30,661 28,400 26,902 24,484 25,443 26,950 26,684 25,643 23,537 23,587 22,370 21,532 25,516

2014

23,720 23,250 22,240 17,638 19,123 19,172 20,468 20,249 (P) 16,040        

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

10.8 10.1 9.5 8.7 9.0 9.4 9.3 9.1 8.3 8.4 8.0 7.7 9.0

2014

8.6 8.3 8.0 6.4 7.0 6.9 7.4 7.3 (P) 5.9        

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

The Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties in Pennsylvania.