Department of Numbers

Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 6,014,400 jobs in Pennsylvania in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,080,548 employed persons for the month. Pennsylvania added 2,300 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 95 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Pennsylvania job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,014,400 +2,300 +78,200
CPS 6,080,548 +95 -35,846

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 May 2018 for Pennsylvania is at a new high of 6,014,400.

CPS employment in Pennsylvania reached a maximum of 6,125,474 in July 2008. 44,926 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 5,799,597, Pennsylvania has added 280,951 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 6,014,400 2,300 6,080,548 95
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
October 2017 5,971,100 14,200 6,109,456 -961
September 2017 5,956,900 3,800 6,110,417 -575
August 2017 5,953,100 4,500 6,110,992 -1,958
July 2017 5,948,600 9,200 6,112,950 -1,868
June 2017 5,939,400 3,200 6,114,818 -1,576