Department of Numbers

Erie, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 128,400 jobs in Erie, Pennsylvania in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 125,316 employed persons for the month. Erie lost 1,000 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 672 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Erie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 128,400 -1,000 -2,500
CPS 125,316 -672 -3,243

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 8,700 jobs have been lost in Erie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 125,100 in January 2010, Erie has gained 3,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 135,007 for Erie in June 2000. 9,691 jobs have been lost in Erie since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 121,550, Erie has added 3,766 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Erie, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 128,400 -1,000 125,316 -672
November 2016 129,400 200 125,988 -225
October 2016 129,199 -1,100 126,213 -781
September 2016 130,300 600 126,994 523
August 2016 129,699 199 126,471 -97
July 2016 129,500 -300 126,568 -397
June 2016 129,800 1,500 126,965 782
May 2016 128,300 300 126,183 -194
April 2016 128,000 -300 126,377 -739
March 2016 128,300 200 127,116 -34
February 2016 128,100 -599 127,150 -569
January 2016 128,699 -2,200 127,719 -840