Department of Numbers

State College, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 77,700 jobs in State College, Pennsylvania in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,973 employed persons for the month. State College lost 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 433 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare State College job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 77,700 -300 +500
CPS 75,973 -433 -226

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 September 2016 at 78,300. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in State College according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 76,416 for State College in March 2016. 443 jobs have been lost in State College since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

State College, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 77,700 -300 75,973 -433
November 2016 78,000 -100 76,406 52
October 2016 78,100 -200 76,354 76
September 2016 78,300 1,000 76,278 241
August 2016 77,300 0 76,037 -92
July 2016 77,300 0 76,129 -215
June 2016 77,300 200 76,344 -68
May 2016 77,100 0 76,412 146
April 2016 77,100 -300 76,266 -150
March 2016 77,400 600 76,416 499
February 2016 76,800 1,000 75,917 487
January 2016 75,800 -1,400 75,430 -769