Department of Numbers

Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 6,021,800 jobs in Pennsylvania in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,191,102 employed persons for the month. Pennsylvania added 10,400 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,863 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Pennsylvania job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,021,800 +10,400 +189,200
CPS 6,191,102 -1,863 +177,603

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 peaked in February 2020 for Pennsylvania at 6,095,700. Since then 73,900 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,961,100 in April 2020, Pennsylvania has gained 1,060,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Pennsylvania reached a maximum of 6,272,213 in October 2019. 81,111 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 5,297,876, Pennsylvania has added 893,226 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 6,021,800 10,400 6,191,102 -1,863
October 2022 6,011,400 12,300 6,192,965 8,049
September 2022 5,999,100 12,800 6,184,916 9,651
August 2022 5,986,300 8,600 6,175,265 4,648
July 2022 5,977,700 29,200 6,170,617 11,660
June 2022 5,948,500 18,800 6,158,957 16,690
May 2022 5,929,700 11,100 6,142,267 40,751
April 2022 5,918,600 12,200 6,101,516 27,028
March 2022 5,906,400 19,900 6,074,488 32,287
February 2022 5,886,500 30,100 6,042,201 11,816
January 2022 5,856,400 18,800 6,030,385 13,341
December 2021 5,837,600 5,000 6,017,044 3,545