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Erie, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 128,900 jobs in Erie, Pennsylvania in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 125,232 employed persons for the month. Erie added 599 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 784 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Erie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 128,900 +599 0
CPS 125,232 +784 -1,540

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 8,200 jobs have been lost in Erie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 125,100 in January 2010, Erie has gained 3,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 135,007 for Erie in June 2000. 9,775 jobs have been lost in Erie since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 121,550, Erie has added 3,682 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Erie, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 128,900 599 125,232 784
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
July 2016 128,300 0 124,967 -403
June 2016 128,300 -399 125,370 -525
May 2016 128,699 -900 125,895 -505
April 2016 129,600 700 126,400 -372