Wilkes-Barre employment information

IndexWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaNational
Income per capita$17,401$30,137$29,829
Median household income$31,248$54,895$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,408$68,587$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,962$31,605$35,192
Median earnings male$24,454$39,478$36,919
Median earnings female$17,438$26,440$26,250
Unemployment rate6.1%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level30.1%13.3%15.1%
The Wilkes-Barre, PA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Wilkes-Barre is $17,401, which is 42% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 42% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $31,248, which is 43% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 44% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Wilkes-Barre is 6%, which is 32% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Wilkes-Barre is 30% which is 99% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$20,829$31,248$62,496
City
$36,593$54,895$109,790
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Wilkes-Barre is 42% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Wilkes-Barre is 44% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Wilkes-Barre is 32% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Wilkes-Barre is 99% higher than the national average.

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Wilkes-Barre median earnings by income bracket

Wilkes-Barre employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.1%0.7%
Manufacturing sector16.1%0.2%
Financial & insurance services1.6%4.2%
Wholesale & retail services20.1%18.8%
Public administration4.8%3.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.5%2.3%
Education, health & social services13.6%36.4%
Other27.1%25.1%

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Source: The Wilkes-Barre, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).