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Erie, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 118,200 jobs in Erie, Pennsylvania in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 114,892 employed persons for the month. Erie lost 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 113 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Erie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,200 -500 -10,100
CPS 114,892 -113 -8,199

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Erie, Pennsylvania Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Erie 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 for Erie, Pennsylvania

CES employment for Erie peaked in June 2000 at 137,100. Since then 18,900 jobs have been lost in Erie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 102,300 in April 2020, Erie has gained 15,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 134,963 for Erie in July 2000. 20,071 jobs have been lost in Erie since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 104,890, Erie has added 10,002 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Erie, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 118,200 -500 114,892 -113
January 2021 118,700 1,000 115,005 2,180
December 2020 117,700 -300 112,825 -308
November 2020 118,000 400 113,133 -271
October 2020 117,600 400 113,404 -156
September 2020 117,200 -100 113,560 4,026
August 2020 117,300 1,100 109,534 1,326
July 2020 116,200 5,000 108,208 1,319
June 2020 111,200 3,700 106,889 -2,375
May 2020 107,500 5,200 109,264 4,374
April 2020 102,300 -25,100 104,890 -15,848
March 2020 127,400 -900 120,738 -2,353