Department of Numbers

Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 5,902,300 jobs in Pennsylvania in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,074,355 employed persons for the month. Pennsylvania added 15,800 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 32,154 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Pennsylvania job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,902,300 +15,800 +195,900
CPS 6,074,355 +32,154 +86,498

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 193,400 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,961,100 in April 2020, Pennsylvania has gained 941,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Pennsylvania reached a maximum of 6,272,213 in October 2019. 197,858 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 776,479 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 5,902,300 15,800 6,074,355 32,154
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
November 2021 5,832,600 18,300 6,013,499 5,147
October 2021 5,814,300 35,800 6,008,352 5,300
September 2021 5,778,500 -4,300 6,003,052 2,484
August 2021 5,782,800 7,100 6,000,568 -1,580
July 2021 5,775,700 36,100 6,002,148 -1,865
June 2021 5,739,600 15,700 6,004,013 476
May 2021 5,723,900 16,400 6,003,537 5,846
April 2021 5,707,500 1,100 5,997,691 9,834