Department of Numbers

Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 5,934,200 jobs in Pennsylvania in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,131,576 employed persons for the month. Pennsylvania lost 16,100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 16,524 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Pennsylvania job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,934,200 -16,100 +60,600
CPS 6,131,576 +16,524 +40,712

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 16,100 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Pennsylvania for March 2017 is at a new high of 6,131,576.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 5,934,200 -16,100 6,131,576 16,524
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
June 2016 5,862,400 -5,300 6,086,269 -42
May 2016 5,867,700 -11,400 6,086,311 -2,034
April 2016 5,879,100 5,500 6,088,345 -2,519