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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

2020

260.7 261.4 261.2 216.2 226.1 235.3 238.5 240.4 244.2 248.4 250.9 248.2 244.3

2021

241.0 242.2 243.6 245.6 (p)247.7                

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

9.6 9.5 9.8 7.2 9.6 10.4 10.3 10.4 10.3 10.6 10.4 10.0 9.8

2021

9.4 9.3 9.8 10.4 (p)10.8                

Manufacturing

2020

28.2 28.3 28.3 24.9 25.5 26.6 26.7 26.6 26.7 26.7 26.9 27.2 26.9

2021

26.9 26.7 27.0 27.0 (p)27.0                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

64.4 63.6 64.0 54.5 57.0 60.3 60.6 60.8 61.6 63.5 65.4 67.0 61.9

2021

63.5 63.0 62.9 62.6 (p)63.1                

Information

2020

2.9 2.8 2.8 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6

2021

2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 (p)2.5                

Financial Activities

2020

13.3 13.3 13.3 12.8 12.8 13.0 13.0 13.0 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.8 13.0

2021

12.7 12.7 12.7 12.9 (p)13.0                

Professional & Business Services

2020

27.6 27.5 27.3 23.0 24.4 25.0 24.4 24.7 24.7 25.5 26.5 25.2 25.5

2021

24.4 24.7 25.1 26.1 (p)26.3                

Educational & Health Services

2020

54.7 56.1 56.0 47.6 47.9 48.6 49.0 49.6 51.5 52.8 52.8 51.3 51.5

2021

50.1 51.2 51.3 51.2 (p)51.0                

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

22.6 22.7 22.0 10.0 12.6 15.0 18.3 18.7 18.7 18.4 17.9 16.8 17.8

2021

16.5 17.0 16.8 17.0 (p)17.5                

Other Services

2020

8.5 8.6 8.4 5.6 6.1 6.8 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.5

2021

7.5 7.5 7.6 7.7 (p)7.8                

Government

2020

28.9 29.0 29.3 28.2 27.8 27.1 26.1 26.5 27.8 28.0 28.1 27.8 27.9

2021

27.5 27.6 27.9 28.2 (p)28.7                

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

2020

(1)279,014 (1)279,013 (1)278,100 (1)269,988 (1)276,247 (1)278,045 (1)278,646 (1)269,239 (1)270,063 (1)270,937 (1)272,521 (1)270,497 (1)274,359

2021

268,851 271,552 269,865 (p)266,099                  

Employment

2020

(1)261,813 (1)261,902 (1)258,974 (1)221,765 (1)233,520 (1)237,184 (1)238,265 (1)239,196 (1)248,832 (1)251,542 (1)252,452 (1)248,918 (1)246,197

2021

242,942 245,496 245,920 (p)246,437                  

Unemployment

2020

(1)17,201 (1)17,111 (1)19,126 (1)48,223 (1)42,727 (1)40,861 (1)40,381 (1)30,043 (1)21,231 (1)19,395 (1)20,069 (1)21,579 (1)28,162

2021

25,909 26,056 23,945 (p)19,662                  

Unemployment Rate

2020

(1)6.2 (1)6.1 (1)6.9 (1)17.9 (1)15.5 (1)14.7 (1)14.5 (1)11.2 (1)7.9 (1)7.2 (1)7.4 (1)8.0 (1)10.3

2021

9.6 9.6 8.9 (p)7.4                  

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 16, 2021.
(p) Preliminary