Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 2,894,700 jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,943,030 employed persons for the month. Philadelphia added 500 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6,728 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Philadelphia job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 December 2016 is at a new high of 2,894,700.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,966,153 for Philadelphia in June 2016. 23,123 jobs have been lost in Philadelphia since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Employment History