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State College, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 78,400 jobs in State College, Pennsylvania in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 76,136 employed persons for the month. State College lost 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 410 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare State College job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 78,400 -200 -300
CPS 76,136 +410 -969

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

State College, Pennsylvania Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for State College 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 State College, Pennsylvania

CES employment for State College peaked in March 2016 at 78,700. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in State College according to the employer survey. From a trough of 73,600 in May 2016, State College has gained 4,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,789 for State College in February 2016. 1,653 jobs have been lost in State College since then according to the household survey. From a January 2017 low of 75,250, State College has added 886 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

State College, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 78,400 -200 76,136 410
February 2017 78,600 1,900 75,726 476
January 2017 76,700 -1,200 75,250 -527
December 2016 77,900 200 75,777 -29
November 2016 77,700 0 75,806 -7
October 2016 77,700 0 75,813 14
September 2016 77,700 200 75,799 -23
August 2016 77,500 100 75,822 -73
July 2016 77,400 100 75,895 -116
June 2016 77,300 3,700 76,011 -188
May 2016 73,600 -3,400 76,199 -359
April 2016 77,000 -1,700 76,558 -547