Department of Numbers

Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 5,895,300 jobs in Pennsylvania in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,154,990 employed persons for the month. Pennsylvania added 3,300 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 861 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Pennsylvania job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,895,300 +3,300 +38,900
CPS 6,154,990 +861 +23,142

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 September 2016 for Pennsylvania at 5,902,200. Since then 6,900 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,892,000 in October 2016, Pennsylvania has gained 3,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Pennsylvania reached a maximum of 6,185,008 in March 2016. 30,018 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 6,145,544, Pennsylvania has added 9,446 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 5,895,300 3,300 6,154,990 861
October 2016 5,892,000 -10,200 6,154,129 2,317
September 2016 5,902,200 1,700 6,151,812 6,268
August 2016 5,900,500 100 6,145,544 -9,396
July 2016 5,900,400 17,200 6,154,940 -16,632
June 2016 5,883,200 9,800 6,171,572 -8,526
May 2016 5,873,400 -7,800 6,180,098 -1,964
April 2016 5,881,200 -13,400 6,182,062 -2,946
March 2016 5,894,600 18,200 6,185,008 14,027
February 2016 5,876,400 21,300 6,170,981 17,150
January 2016 5,855,100 -13,000 6,153,831 16,365
December 2015 5,868,100 11,700 6,137,466 5,618