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

 

2014

252.3 252.4 254.9 257.8 259.3 258.0 253.7 255.4 259.1 260.7 263.9 265.2 257.7

2015

258.5 259.0 261.9 263.8 264.7 (P) 264.7              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2014

9.3 9.3 9.6 10.4 11.0 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.3 11.9 12.0 11.4 10.9

2015

10.0 10.1 10.1 10.5 10.5 (P) 10.8              

Manufacturing

 

2014

27.3 27.2 27.4 27.6 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.6 27.6 27.5 27.6 27.6 27.5

2015

27.4 27.3 27.3 27.3 27.3 (P) 27.5              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

61.7 60.6 61.0 61.5 62.4 62.4 61.5 61.8 62.1 62.2 64.7 66.8 62.4

2015

63.8 62.7 63.5 63.4 64.1 (P) 64.4              

Information

 

2014

3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.6

2015

3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 (P) 3.7              

Financial Activities

 

2014

12.2 12.2 12.1 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.1 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.2

2015

12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.1 (P) 12.2              

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

27.6 26.8 27.5 28.0 28.1 28.0 27.6 28.2 28.2 27.8 28.3 28.6 27.9

2015

28.0 28.4 29.2 29.2 28.8 (P) 29.9              

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

51.0 52.8 53.1 53.4 52.2 50.7 50.4 50.4 52.4 53.4 53.6 53.3 52.2

2015

53.4 54.3 54.9 55.6 55.2 (P) 52.9              

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

22.1 22.0 22.3 22.9 24.2 24.3 23.7 24.0 23.7 23.3 22.9 22.7 23.2

2015

22.0 22.1 22.6 23.4 24.5 (P) 25.0              

Other Services

 

2014

8.2 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.2 8.3 8.2 8.2 8.3

2015

8.1 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.3 (P) 8.4              

Government

 

2014

29.4 29.8 30.0 30.0 29.8 29.3 27.0 27.4 29.8 30.6 30.9 30.9 29.6

2015

30.2 30.4 30.6 30.6 30.3 (P) 29.9              

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

 

2014

280,161 279,484 280,800 278,220 279,783 280,399 280,852 279,384 277,062 277,692 279,749 279,845 279,452

2015

280,664 279,981 280,829 281,031 282,590 (P) 284,058              

Employment

 

2014

256,366 255,927 258,197 259,748 259,896 260,593 259,540 259,414 260,487 261,611 263,755 264,517 260,004

2015

261,151 260,960 262,610 265,073 264,887 (P) 266,186              

Unemployment

 

2014

23,795 23,557 22,603 18,472 19,887 19,806 21,312 19,970 16,575 16,081 15,994 15,328 19,448

2015

19,513 19,021 18,219 15,958 17,703 (P) 17,872              

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

8.5 8.4 8.0 6.6 7.1 7.1 7.6 7.1 6.0 5.8 5.7 5.5 7.0

2015

7.0 6.8 6.5 5.7 6.3 (P) 6.3              

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary