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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

2019

257.5 259.0 260.1 263.5 263.2 262.3 260.6 261.6 263.6 266.5 266.8 264.9 262.5

2020

258.6 260.3 260.4 215.9 222.0 (p)228.7              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2019

9.7 9.5 9.9 10.9 10.3 10.6 10.8 10.9 10.8 10.7 10.5 10.1 10.4

2020

9.5 9.4 9.5 7.1 8.8 (p)9.2              

Manufacturing

2019

28.7 28.8 28.7 28.7 28.5 28.7 28.7 28.7 28.5 28.6 28.8 28.8 28.7

2020

28.5 28.5 28.4 23.7 26.4 (p)27.4              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2019

63.2 62.6 62.5 62.7 63.0 63.0 62.4 62.6 63.4 64.1 65.0 64.7 63.3

2020

63.5 63.0 63.7 56.4 56.7 (p)59.4              

Information

2019

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

2020

2.9 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.7 (p)2.7              

Financial Activities

2019

12.8 12.9 12.9 12.9 13.0 13.1 13.1 13.0 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.9 12.9

2020

12.8 12.9 12.9 12.7 12.8 (p)12.9              

Professional & Business Services

2019

26.9 26.8 26.6 27.6 28.3 27.8 28.2 28.5 28.3 28.9 28.6 27.6 27.8

2020

26.2 26.4 26.0 22.6 23.7 (p)23.6              

Educational & Health Services

2019

53.5 55.5 55.8 56.2 54.8 53.8 53.5 53.7 55.4 56.4 56.6 56.2 55.1

2020

54.7 56.2 56.0 49.7 48.8 (p)49.1              

Leisure & Hospitality

2019

22.4 22.3 22.9 23.6 24.4 24.6 24.0 24.3 23.4 23.6 23.1 23.7 23.5

2020

22.8 23.2 22.9 7.4 8.7 (p)10.5              

Other Services

2019

8.5 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 9.0 9.0 8.9 8.9 8.8 8.8 8.8

2020

8.7 8.8 8.8 5.6 5.7 (p)6.6              

Government

2019

28.9 29.1 29.3 29.3 29.2 28.8 27.9 27.9 29.1 29.5 29.6 29.1 29.0

2020

29.0 29.0 29.3 28.0 27.7 (p)27.3              

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

2019

(1)274,811 (1)275,089 (1)274,883 (1)273,616 (1)273,791 (1)275,810 (1)278,675 (1)278,184 (1)276,306 (1)279,529 (1)279,327 (1)278,230 (1)276,521

2020

277,810 279,113 278,684 271,021 271,228 (p)264,574              

Employment

2019

(1)258,887 (1)259,809 (1)260,013 (1)261,552 (1)260,373 (1)261,274 (1)262,385 (1)261,735 (1)262,602 (1)264,888 (1)264,552 (1)262,657 (1)261,727

2020

260,175 261,730 258,530 222,627 229,348 (p)224,106              

Unemployment

2019

(1)15,924 (1)15,280 (1)14,870 (1)12,064 (1)13,418 (1)14,536 (1)16,290 (1)16,449 (1)13,704 (1)14,641 (1)14,775 (1)15,573 (1)14,794

2020

17,635 17,383 20,154 48,394 41,880 (p)40,468              

Unemployment Rate

2019

(1)5.8 (1)5.6 (1)5.4 (1)4.4 (1)4.9 (1)5.3 (1)5.8 (1)5.9 (1)5.0 (1)5.2 (1)5.3 (1)5.6 (1)5.4

2020

6.3 6.2 7.2 17.9 15.4 (p)15.3              

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 17, 2020.
(p) Preliminary