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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Scranton, Pennsylvania Metro Area

MSA: Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA
counties: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming
Population (2016 estimate): 555,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 5.7%
NFP Employment (2016): 260,000
Average Earnings (2016): $38,620

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 7,950 31.0 0.6 $92,070
Business and Financial Operations 9,030 35.2 0.7 $57,790
IT and Mathematical 4,310 16.8 0.6 $58,160
Architecture and Engineering 3,650 14.2 0.8 $69,800
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,300 5.1 0.6 $59,960
Community and Social Services 4,880 19.0 1.3 $37,540
Legal and Judicial 1,290 5.0 0.7 $50,310
Education, Training, and Library 13,880 54.1 0.9 $52,400
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 2,140 8.3 0.6 $33,060
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 17,400 67.8 1.1 $55,170
Healthcare Support 9,590 37.4 1.3 $28,500
Protective Services 5,460 21.3 0.9 $39,050
Food Preparation and Serving Related 21,860 85.2 0.9 $19,510
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 8,210 32.0 1.0 $22,620
Personal Care and Services 8,360 32.6 1.0 $21,470
Sales and Related 23,550 91.8 0.9 $23,500
Office and Administrative Support 44,230 172.3 1.1 $32,120
Construction and Extraction 8,800 34.3 0.9 $41,640
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 9,930 38.7 1.0 $41,590
Production 21,550 83.9 1.3 $33,050
Transportation and Material Moving 29,160 113.6 1.6 $32,000

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