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Erie, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 129,199 jobs in Erie, Pennsylvania in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 124,499 employed persons for the month. Erie added 599 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 177 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Erie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 129,199 +599 +899
CPS 124,499 -177 -468

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Erie, Pennsylvania Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Erie 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 for Erie, Pennsylvania

CES employment for Erie peaked in June 2000 at 137,100. Since then 7,900 jobs have been lost in Erie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 125,100 in January 2010, Erie has gained 4,099 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 135,007 for Erie in June 2000. 10,508 jobs have been lost in Erie since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 121,550, Erie has added 2,949 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Erie, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 129,199 599 124,499 -177
June 2017 128,600 100 124,676 323
May 2017 128,500 300 124,353 -529
April 2017 128,199 -400 124,882 -183
March 2017 128,600 299 125,065 617
February 2017 128,300 100 124,448 342
January 2017 128,199 499 124,106 -43
December 2016 127,700 -200 124,149 -170
November 2016 127,900 0 124,319 -308
October 2016 127,900 -900 124,627 -278
September 2016 128,800 700 124,905 21
August 2016 128,100 -200 124,884 -83