Department of Numbers

Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 5,976,000 jobs in Pennsylvania in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,101,148 employed persons for the month. Pennsylvania added 2,300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 162 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Pennsylvania job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,976,000 +2,300 +62,600
CPS 6,101,148 +162 -384

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 2017 for Pennsylvania at 5,978,100. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,973,700 in October 2017, Pennsylvania has gained 2,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Pennsylvania reached a maximum of 6,153,386 in May 2017. 52,238 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 6,100,986, Pennsylvania has added 162 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 5,976,000 2,300 6,101,148 162
October 2017 5,973,700 -4,400 6,100,986 -4,245
September 2017 5,978,100 18,000 6,105,231 -6,146
August 2017 5,960,100 -1,600 6,111,377 -22,102
July 2017 5,961,700 36,900 6,133,479 -14,709
June 2017 5,924,800 -5,500 6,148,188 -5,198
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