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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

2023

259.2 260.3 261.8 264.3 265.5 264.8 263.4 263.8 268.1 270.4 271.6 271.2 265.4

2024

265.1 (p)266.7                      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2023

9.6 9.6 9.9 10.6 10.9 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 10.9 10.6 10.7

2024

10.1 (p)10.1                      

Manufacturing

2023

29.8 29.9 30.0 30.1 29.9 30.2 30.0 30.2 30.2 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.1

2024

30.1 (p)30.2                      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2023

68.8 67.9 68.0 68.0 68.3 68.2 67.5 67.5 68.7 69.4 70.5 71.4 68.7

2024

69.0 (p)68.3                      

Information

2023

2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9

2024

2.8 (p)2.8                      

Financial Activities

2023

11.6 11.6 11.6 11.7 11.7 11.9 11.9 11.8 11.5 11.6 11.5 11.6 11.7

2024

11.6 (p)11.6                      

Professional & Business Services

2023

27.7 27.6 27.5 28.0 28.3 27.8 28.7 28.6 29.4 29.4 29.4 28.7 28.4

2024

28.0 (p)28.4                      

Educational & Health Services

2023

51.0 52.7 53.1 53.3 52.9 51.8 51.2 51.3 53.6 54.8 55.2 54.9 53.0

2024

53.5 (p)55.2                      

Leisure & Hospitality

2023

21.4 21.5 22.0 22.8 23.5 23.8 23.5 23.6 23.2 23.1 22.9 22.7 22.8

2024

22.1 (p)22.3                      

Other Services

2023

8.6 8.7 8.8 8.8 8.9 9.1 9.0 9.0 8.8 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9

2024

9.0 (p)8.9                      

Government

2023

27.8 27.9 28.0 28.1 28.2 27.8 27.5 27.7 28.6 29.0 29.2 29.2 28.3

2024

28.9 (p)28.9                      

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

2023

279,172 279,621 278,384 275,625 277,418 279,512 279,982 282,068 277,513 280,268 281,715 (p)280,371  

2024

280,905 (p)284,334                      

Employment

2023

263,834 263,902 265,187 265,089 265,913 267,188 267,588 268,106 267,674 269,780 271,879 (p)270,562  

2024

268,815 (p)271,675                      

Unemployment

2023

15,338 15,719 13,197 10,536 11,505 12,324 12,394 13,962 9,839 10,488 9,836 (p)9,809  

2024

12,090 (p)12,659                      

Unemployment Rate

2023

5.5 5.6 4.7 3.8 4.1 4.4 4.4 4.9 3.5 3.7 3.5 (p)3.5  

2024

4.3 (p)4.5                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary