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

2016

255.6 256.0 257.8 261.0 262.1 260.4 258.2 257.9 261.9 263.3 264.4 263.3 260.2

2017

255.6 257.1 257.5 260.3 262.0 262.0 261.1 260.6 263.8 265.8 (p)268.1    

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2016

9.0 8.8 8.9 9.5 9.9 10.1 10.3 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.0 9.6 9.7

2017

9.0 8.9 9.1 9.7 10.3 10.5 10.4 10.4 10.3 10.4 (p)10.2    

Manufacturing

2016

26.7 26.6 26.6 26.8 26.9 27.1 27.1 27.1 27.2 27.1 27.0 26.9 26.9

2017

26.7 26.6 26.6 26.7 26.8 27.0 27.0 27.0 27.0 27.1 (p)27.2    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

62.6 62.0 62.6 62.7 63.1 63.1 62.4 62.3 62.9 63.6 64.6 65.1 63.1

2017

63.3 63.6 63.6 64.2 64.2 64.5 64.7 64.7 64.4 64.9 (p)66.7    

Information

2016

3.3 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3

2017

3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 (p)3.1    

Financial Activities

2016

12.5 12.4 12.3 12.4 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.6 12.4 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.4

2017

12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.5 12.7 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.5 (p)12.6    

Professional & Business Services

2016

30.5 29.7 30.0 30.7 30.6 30.8 31.0 31.2 31.7 31.3 31.4 31.3 30.9

2017

29.1 28.4 28.1 28.6 28.5 29.2 30.0 30.4 30.6 30.8 (p)31.3    

Educational & Health Services

2016

51.7 53.1 53.4 53.8 53.4 51.5 51.2 51.3 52.9 54.3 54.7 54.2 53.0

2017

52.6 54.5 54.3 54.5 54.5 52.4 53.0 52.3 54.2 55.5 (p)55.9    

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

21.9 22.3 22.7 23.5 24.3 24.2 24.2 24.2 23.5 23.1 22.6 22.4 23.2

2017

21.7 21.8 22.1 23.0 24.0 24.6 24.5 24.4 24.0 23.7 (p)23.1    

Other Services

2016

8.1 8.1 8.2 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4

2017

8.3 8.3 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.4 8.3 (p)8.3    

Government

2016

29.3 29.7 29.9 29.9 29.8 29.1 27.6 27.2 29.5 29.7 30.0 29.6 29.3

2017

29.3 29.4 29.8 29.7 29.6 29.3 27.2 27.1 29.2 29.5 (p)29.7    

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

2016

279,962 280,028 281,076 280,456 281,044 282,209 283,420 280,721 280,032 279,534 279,368 277,954 280,484

2017

275,887 276,148 276,579 277,077 278,144 278,473 280,586 276,860 276,441 275,748 (p)277,979    

Employment

2016

261,752 261,878 262,442 263,620 264,323 264,146 264,431 262,585 263,694 263,388 264,536 262,924 263,310

2017

259,064 259,029 259,726 261,926 261,822 262,615 263,718 260,793 262,707 262,729 (p)264,675    

Unemployment

2016

18,210 18,150 18,634 16,836 16,721 18,063 18,989 18,136 16,338 16,146 14,832 15,030 17,174

2017

16,823 17,119 16,853 15,151 16,322 15,858 16,868 16,067 13,734 13,019 (p)13,304    

Unemployment Rate

2016

6.5 6.5 6.6 6.0 5.9 6.4 6.7 6.5 5.8 5.8 5.3 5.4 6.1

2017

6.1 6.2 6.1 5.5 5.9 5.7 6.0 5.8 5.0 4.7 (p)4.8    

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary