Department of Numbers

Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 6,037,800 jobs in Pennsylvania in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,208,640 employed persons for the month. Pennsylvania lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 14,196 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Pennsylvania job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,037,800 -200 +43,300
CPS 6,208,640 +14,196 +96,304

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 January 2019 for Pennsylvania at 6,038,000. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Pennsylvania for February 2019 is at a new high of 6,208,640.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 6,037,800 -200 6,208,640 14,196
January 2019 6,038,000 7,300 6,194,444 14,585
December 2018 6,030,700 8,600 6,179,859 -651
November 2018 6,022,100 -8,600 6,180,510 1,822
October 2018 6,030,700 16,400 6,178,688 9,026
September 2018 6,014,300 1,000 6,169,662 11,172
August 2018 6,013,300 4,800 6,158,490 10,328
July 2018 6,008,500 4,900 6,148,162 8,931
June 2018 6,003,600 7,100 6,139,231 6,427
May 2018 5,996,500 -1,300 6,132,804 6,332
April 2018 5,997,800 4,200 6,126,472 7,256
March 2018 5,993,600 -900 6,119,216 6,880