Department of Numbers

Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 6,093,000 jobs in Pennsylvania in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,242,099 employed persons for the month. Pennsylvania added 13,500 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,581 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Pennsylvania job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,093,000 +13,500 +40,400
CPS 6,242,099 +7,581 +51,379

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 January 2020 for Pennsylvania is at a new high of 6,093,000.

CPS employment in Pennsylvania for January 2020 is at a new high of 6,242,099.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 6,093,000 13,500 6,242,099 7,581
December 2019 6,079,500 -10,700 6,234,518 -1,471
November 2019 6,090,200 12,200 6,235,989 257
October 2019 6,078,000 9,400 6,235,732 8,128
September 2019 6,068,600 -8,900 6,227,604 12,348
August 2019 6,077,500 9,700 6,215,256 13,228
July 2019 6,067,800 14,500 6,202,028 11,701
June 2019 6,053,300 -1,900 6,190,327 6,381
May 2019 6,055,200 -3,000 6,183,946 1,781
April 2019 6,058,200 3,500 6,182,165 -2,170
March 2019 6,054,700 7,100 6,184,335 -4,011
February 2019 6,047,600 -5,000 6,188,346 -2,374