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Williamsport, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 53,000 jobs in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,745 employed persons for the month. Williamsport lost 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 236 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Williamsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,000 -200 -700
CPS 54,745 +236 -924

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

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Williamsport peaked in March 2012 at 57,200. Since then 4,200 jobs have been lost in Williamsport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,800 in May 2016, Williamsport has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 58,311 for Williamsport in January 2012. 3,566 jobs have been lost in Williamsport since then according to the household survey. From a January 2017 low of 54,456, Williamsport has added 289 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 53,000 -200 54,745 236
February 2017 53,200 0 54,509 53
January 2017 53,200 -100 54,456 -38
December 2016 53,300 0 54,494 -162
November 2016 53,300 0 54,656 -56
October 2016 53,300 300 54,712 87
September 2016 53,000 -100 54,625 0
August 2016 53,100 -100 54,625 -157
July 2016 53,200 300 54,782 -101
June 2016 52,900 100 54,883 -78
May 2016 52,800 -700 54,961 -302
April 2016 53,500 -200 55,263 -406