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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 2,922,700 jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,958,766 employed persons for the month. Philadelphia added 16,000 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 262 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Philadelphia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,922,700 +16,000 +42,300
CPS 2,958,766 +262 +23,020

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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Philadelphia in July 2017 is at a new high of 2,922,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,962,241 for Philadelphia in April 2017. 3,475 jobs have been lost in Philadelphia since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 2,953,921, Philadelphia has added 4,845 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 2,922,700 16,000 2,958,766 262
June 2017 2,906,700 4,200 2,958,504 4,583
May 2017 2,902,500 -3,900 2,953,921 -8,320
April 2017 2,906,400 -1,600 2,962,241 2,981
March 2017 2,908,000 -3,500 2,959,260 5,239
February 2017 2,911,500 4,900 2,954,021 4,202
January 2017 2,906,600 -2,000 2,949,819 2,570
December 2016 2,908,600 4,400 2,947,249 1,288
November 2016 2,904,200 5,600 2,945,961 4,040
October 2016 2,898,600 10,900 2,941,921 1,060
September 2016 2,887,700 5,200 2,940,861 3,169
August 2016 2,882,500 2,100 2,937,692 1,946