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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Employment Data February 2022

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) most recently updated their labor force and employment related data for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton metropolitan area. This most recent labor force data includes an analysis of Nonfarm employment through February 2022.

Some key figures for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton region relate to the overall fall in unemployment from 26,056 unemployed in February 2021 to 16,702 unemployed in February 2022, bringing down the unemployment rate from 9.6 percent to 6.1 percent over 12 months.

Total Nonfarm employment (in departments such as mining, transportation, education, hospitality, etc) also grew from about 241,000 to 252,500, representing an increase in the employment rate.