Department of Numbers

Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 6,063,400 jobs in Pennsylvania in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,154,799 employed persons for the month. Pennsylvania added 18,500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 20,381 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Pennsylvania job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,063,400 +18,500 +92,300
CPS 6,154,799 +20,381 +45,343

Pennsylvania Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Pennsylvania 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 in Pennsylvania

CES employment in October 2018 for Pennsylvania is at a new high of 6,063,400.

CPS employment in Pennsylvania for October 2018 is at a new high of 6,154,799.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 6,063,400 18,500 6,154,799 20,381
September 2018 6,044,900 17,000 6,134,418 15,716
August 2018 6,027,900 4,500 6,118,702 15,106
July 2018 6,023,400 5,000 6,103,596 15,734
June 2018 6,018,400 5,500 6,087,862 7,506
May 2018 6,012,900 800 6,080,356 -97
April 2018 6,012,100 5,900 6,080,453 -8,949
March 2018 6,006,200 4,300 6,089,402 -11,270
February 2018 6,001,900 6,400 6,100,672 -3,015
January 2018 5,995,500 1,900 6,103,687 -4,796
December 2017 5,993,600 16,800 6,108,483 -267
November 2017 5,976,800 5,700 6,108,750 -706