Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 

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Economy in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre has an unemployment rate of 7.9%. The US average is 5.2%.

Wilkes-Barre has seen the job market increase by 0.8% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 33.6%, which is lower than the US average of 38.0%.

Tax Rates for Wilkes-Barre
- The Sales Tax Rate for Wilkes-Barre is 6.0%. The US average is 6.0%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Wilkes-Barre is 6.1%. The US average is 4.6%.

Income and Salaries for Wilkes-Barre
- The average income of a Wilkes-Barre resident is $17,329 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Wilkes-Barre resident is $31,361 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

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  ECONOMYWilkes-Barre, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate7.9%5.2%
  Recent Job Growth0.8%1.6%
  Future Job Growth33.6%38.0%
  Sales Taxes6.0%6.0%
  Income Taxes0.06070.046
  Income per Cap.$17,329$28,555
  Household Income$31,361$53,482
  Family Median Income$43,495$65,443
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting0.1%1.3%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction0.3%0.6%
  Construction3.7%6.2%
  Manufacturing11.5%10.4%
  Wholesale trade3.5%2.7%
  Retail trade16.1%11.6%
  Transportation and warehousing4.7%4.1%
  Utilities00
  Information2.2%2.1%
  Finance and insurance3.8%4.7%
  Real estate, rental, leasing0.9%1.9%
  Professional, scientific, technical services2.5%6.7%
  Management of companies0.0%0.1%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs5.1%4.3%
  Educational services6.7%9.3%
  Health care and social assistance15.6%13.8%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation2.5%2.2%
  Accommodation, food services10.7%7.4%
  Other services5.0%4.9%
  Public administration4.8%4.8%
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    Reviews for Wilkes-Barre    1 Reviews
    Former King's Student - 5/7/2007
    Wilkes-Barre was a wonderful place to go to college. With two schools near each other (King's College and Wilkes College) the atmosphere was exciting. The city of itself... Read More

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