Not only is Democratic and very unionized Scranton going bankrupt, its Democratic residents are unemployed at higher numbers than the average for Pennsylvania or the US. Culture Counts and Counting Counts. Reality based analysis would tell us that Democratic ideas do not produce more goods and more services, nor produce more jobs, nor produce more tax revenues (after all, tax revenues come from employed, productive people who work, save and invest). 9.2 % is the conventional number, the U-6 number is even higher. And, for young people, 18 to 24 even higher.
Residential unemployment in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area crept up two tenths of a percentage point in September to 9.6 percent, according to data released by the state Department of Labor & Industry... Statewide unemployment was 8.2 percent in September. National unemployment was 7.8 percent. READ MORE 31 October 2012 Citizens Voice Staff Report
City of Scranton aerial view Population Demographics Population 76, 415 approximately and see Google graphic of population change over time from 1990 to 2011 . Population is down from 1990 with an uptick in recent years