Department of Numbers

Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 6,038,800 jobs in Pennsylvania in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,220,218 employed persons for the month. Pennsylvania added 1,500 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,513 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Pennsylvania job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,038,800 +1,500 +30,300
CPS 6,220,218 -2,513 +72,056

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 April 2019 for Pennsylvania at 6,051,300. Since then 12,500 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania according to the employer survey. From a trough of 6,037,300 in June 2019, Pennsylvania has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Pennsylvania reached a maximum of 6,222,731 in June 2019. 2,513 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 6,038,800 1,500 6,220,218 -2,513
June 2019 6,037,300 -8,300 6,222,731 383
May 2019 6,045,600 -5,700 6,222,348 21
April 2019 6,051,300 4,600 6,222,327 3,329
March 2019 6,046,700 6,200 6,218,998 10,383
February 2019 6,040,500 2,500 6,208,615 14,171
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