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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

2021

239.6 241.0 244.2 246.7 248.1 248.3 247.9 248.2 250.7 255.3 258.2 257.3 248.8

2022

250.7 252.6 253.5 257.2 (p)257.9                

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2021

9.2 8.8 9.7 10.6 10.5 10.6 10.8 10.9 10.8 10.9 10.6 10.3 10.3

2022

9.7 9.6 9.8 10.3 (p)10.5                

Manufacturing

2021

27.1 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.3 27.7 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.9 28.2 28.4 27.7

2022

28.0 28.6 28.7 28.7 (p)28.6                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2021

63.5 62.8 63.0 62.5 62.6 63.1 63.6 63.8 64.4 65.5 68.0 69.5 64.4

2022

68.8 68.8 69.0 69.0 (p)68.8                

Information

2021

2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9

2022

2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 (p)3.0                

Financial Activities

2021

12.4 12.4 12.4 12.3 12.3 12.4 12.0 12.0 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 12.1

2022

11.8 11.8 11.8 11.7 (p)11.8                

Professional & Business Services

2021

24.6 25.0 25.2 25.8 26.1 26.2 26.7 26.9 27.4 28.9 30.5 29.0 26.9

2022

27.3 27.0 27.0 28.8 (p)28.2                

Educational & Health Services

2021

49.5 50.5 51.5 50.9 51.0 49.5 48.7 48.4 49.6 50.7 50.3 49.5 50.0

2022

48.2 49.9 49.2 49.1 (p)48.9                

Leisure & Hospitality

2021

16.8 17.4 17.8 19.1 20.0 20.5 20.9 20.9 20.4 20.8 20.0 20.1 19.6

2022

18.9 18.9 19.6 21.1 (p)22.2                

Other Services

2021

7.2 7.3 7.3 7.5 7.6 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.9 7.8 7.9 7.6

2022

7.8 7.9 7.9 8.0 (p)8.1                

Government

2021

26.6 26.7 27.2 27.9 27.9 27.7 26.8 26.8 27.7 27.9 28.0 27.8 27.4

2022

27.3 27.2 27.6 27.6 (p)27.8                

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

2021

(1)273,793 (1)274,190 (1)273,602 (1)271,914 (1)272,644 (1)275,097 (1)276,193 (1)273,416 (1)271,487 (1)273,891 (1)274,889 (1)270,524 (1)273,470

2022

274,301 272,515 273,799 (p)273,318                  

Employment

2021

(1)248,025 (1)249,059 (1)249,914 (1)250,390 (1)251,214 (1)252,045 (1)253,374 (1)251,863 (1)253,526 (1)256,566 (1)258,983 (1)256,084 (1)252,587

2022

255,394 255,783 258,265 (p)259,304                  

Unemployment

2021

(1)25,768 (1)25,131 (1)23,688 (1)21,524 (1)21,430 (1)23,052 (1)22,819 (1)21,553 (1)17,961 (1)17,325 (1)15,906 (1)14,440 (1)20,883

2022

18,907 16,732 15,534 (p)14,014                  

Unemployment Rate

2021

(1)9.4 (1)9.2 (1)8.7 (1)7.9 (1)7.9 (1)8.4 (1)8.3 (1)7.9 (1)6.6 (1)6.3 (1)5.8 (1)5.3 (1)7.6

2022

6.9 6.1 5.7 (p)5.1                  

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 15, 2022.
(p) Preliminary