Wilkes-Barre employment information

Income per capita$17,329$28,912$28,555
Median household income$31,361$53,115$53,482
Median income owner occupied$48,693$66,298$68,142
Median income renter occupied$19,696$30,128$33,219
Median earnings male$23,990$38,139$36,116
Median earnings female$18,504$25,633$25,692
Unemployment rate5.6%5.4%5.8%
Poverty level29.1%13.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Wilkes-Barre is 39% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Wilkes-Barre is 41% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Wilkes-Barre is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Wilkes-Barre is 86% higher than the national average.

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Wilkes-Barre median earnings by income bracket

Wilkes-Barre employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.8%0.7%
Manufacturing sector18.4%0.2%
Financial & insurance services2.4%5.8%
Wholesale & retail services20.0%18.7%
Public administration7.0%4.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.7%2.7%
Education, health & social services12.7%32.4%

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Wilkes-Barre, PA41,202$31,36141%

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Wilkes-Barre, PA41,202$31,36141%
Source: The Wilkes-Barre, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.