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

254.4 254.8 257.7 260.4 261.0 261.2 259.3 256.9 259.5 (P) 260.8      

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 9.6 10.1 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.2 (P) 10.2      

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 27.1 27.1 27.0 27.0 27.0 27.0 (P) 26.9      

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 62.5 62.4 62.5 62.8 62.1 61.9 (P) 62.5      

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 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 (P) 3.4      

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 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.8 12.8 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 29.6 30.0 29.9 30.4 29.7 29.8 (P) 29.5      

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 53.6 52.5 51.9 51.7 51.0 52.5 (P) 53.5      

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 23.6 24.7 25.3 25.0 24.9 24.5 (P) 24.2      

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 8.3 8.3 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.2 (P) 8.2      

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 30.0 29.8 29.4 27.2 27.1 29.3 (P) 29.8      

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

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

2016

278,773 278,986 280,921 280,292 281,768 283,283 285,772 281,794 280,643 (P) 279,593      

Employment

 

2015

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

2016

261,925 261,896 262,815 263,287 264,374 265,477 266,421 262,934 264,054 (P) 262,906      

Unemployment

 

2015

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

2016

16,848 17,090 18,106 17,005 17,394 17,806 19,351 18,860 16,589 (P) 16,687      

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

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

2016

6.0 6.1 6.4 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.8 6.7 5.9 (P) 6.0      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary