Department of Numbers

Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 5,936,400 jobs in Pennsylvania in June 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,149,801 employed persons for the month. Pennsylvania added 6,100 jobs in June 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 3,585 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Pennsylvania job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,936,400 +6,100 +74,000
CPS 6,149,801 -3,585 +63,532

Pennsylvania Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Pennsylvania as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Pennsylvania

CES employment peaked in February 2017 for Pennsylvania at 5,950,300. Since then 13,900 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,925,700 in April 2017, Pennsylvania has gained 10,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Pennsylvania reached a maximum of 6,153,386 in May 2017. 3,585 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2017

Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2017 5,936,400 6,100 6,149,801 -3,585
May 2017 5,930,300 4,600 6,153,386 3,879
April 2017 5,925,700 -4,100 6,149,507 18,332
March 2017 5,929,800 -20,500 6,131,175 16,123
February 2017 5,950,300 21,200 6,115,052 7,764
January 2017 5,929,100 12,800 6,107,288 4,604
December 2016 5,916,300 2,900 6,102,684 1,152
November 2016 5,913,400 5,400 6,101,532 1,942
October 2016 5,908,000 4,200 6,099,590 2,976
September 2016 5,903,800 9,500 6,096,614 4,003
August 2016 5,894,300 2,100 6,092,611 3,921
July 2016 5,892,200 29,800 6,088,690 2,421