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5,906
Job Openings
6.2%
Unemployment Rate
$41,080
Median Base Salary
77k
Population

Scranton has the 334th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Scranton area is 6%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Scranton has the 109th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Scranton is below average at $41,080, and the median cost of a home in Scranton is $107,400, which is below the national average. 21% of workers in Scranton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 85% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Scranton. 78% of Scranton workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Scranton spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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      PA CareerLink Lackawanna County

      135 Franklin Avenue
      Scranton, PA 18503
      570-963-4671