Scranton-Wilkes Barre, 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, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2013

249.4 251.1 253.5 255.1 256.0 254.5 250.8 251.6 255.2 255.6 256.3 256.0 253.8

2014

247.4 248.9 250.1 252.3 252.9 253.5 (P) 250.3            

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2013

8.9 8.9 9.2 9.7 10.1 10.3 10.5 10.7 10.5 10.6 10.5 10.1 10.0

2014

9.4 9.3 9.7 10.4 10.8 11.2 (P) 11.9            

Manufacturing

 

2013

27.2 27.1 27.3 27.4 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.5 27.5 27.5 27.6 27.5 27.4

2014

27.4 27.3 27.3 27.2 27.3 27.5 (P) 27.5            

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2013

61.2 60.3 60.8 61.1 62.0 62.0 60.8 61.1 61.7 62.3 63.2 63.9 61.7

2014

60.3 60.6 60.8 61.0 61.2 61.6 (P) 61.2            

Information

 

2013

3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8

2014

3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 (P) 3.6            

Financial Activities

 

2013

11.7 11.7 11.7 11.8 11.9 12.1 12.1 12.2 11.9 12.0 11.9 11.9 11.9

2014

11.8 11.8 11.8 11.9 11.9 12.1 (P) 12.1            

Professional & Business Services

 

2013

26.6 26.6 27.2 27.6 27.5 27.4 27.6 28.1 27.8 26.8 26.5 27.0 27.2

2014

25.4 25.3 25.1 25.3 25.0 25.1 (P) 24.9            

Educational & Health Services

 

2013

50.6 52.7 53.0 52.5 51.5 50.0 49.7 49.5 51.5 52.3 52.5 51.9 51.5

2014

50.9 52.1 52.3 52.4 51.6 50.7 (P) 50.2            

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2013

21.9 22.0 22.2 23.1 23.9 23.8 23.7 23.6 23.4 22.9 22.5 22.2 22.9

2014

21.5 21.5 21.9 22.8 23.9 24.4 (P) 24.1            

Other Services

 

2013

7.9 7.9 8.0 8.0 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.2 8.1 8.2 8.1 8.1

2014

8.0 8.0 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 (P) 8.3            

Government

 

2013

29.5 30.0 30.2 30.1 29.7 29.3 26.7 26.8 28.9 29.3 29.6 29.6 29.1

2014

29.0 29.3 29.5 29.5 29.3 28.9 (P) 26.5            

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2013

(1) 285,191 (1) 282,571 (1) 282,160 (1) 281,884 (1) 283,771 (1) 285,470 (1) 285,582 (1) 283,016 (1) 282,462 (1) 279,219 (1) 279,405 (1) 278,947 (1) 282,473

2014

276,693 278,454 277,921 274,778 274,520 (P) 276,465              

Employment

 

2013

(1) 254,530 (1) 254,171 (1) 255,258 (1) 257,400 (1) 258,328 (1) 258,520 (1) 258,898 (1) 257,373 (1) 258,925 (1) 255,632 (1) 257,035 (1) 257,415 (1) 256,957

2014

252,973 255,204 255,681 257,140 255,397 (P) 257,291              

Unemployment

 

2013

(1) 30,661 (1) 28,400 (1) 26,902 (1) 24,484 (1) 25,443 (1) 26,950 (1) 26,684 (1) 25,643 (1) 23,537 (1) 23,587 (1) 22,370 (1) 21,532 (1) 25,516

2014

23,720 23,250 22,240 17,638 19,123 (P) 19,174              

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

(1) 10.8 (1) 10.1 (1) 9.5 (1) 8.7 (1) 9.0 (1) 9.4 (1) 9.3 (1) 9.1 (1) 8.3 (1) 8.4 (1) 8.0 (1) 7.7 (1) 9.0

2014

8.6 8.3 8.0 6.4 7.0 (P) 6.9              

Footnotes
(1) Reflects revised inputs, reestimation, and adjustment to new state control totals.
(P) Preliminary

The Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties in Pennsylvania.