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Erie, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 118,600 jobs in Erie, Pennsylvania in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 114,923 employed persons for the month. Erie added 500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 43 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Erie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,600 +500 +2,400
CPS 114,923 +43 +4,490

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 18,500 jobs have been lost in Erie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 102,300 in April 2020, Erie has gained 16,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 134,716 for Erie in January 2001. 19,793 jobs have been lost in Erie since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 102,318, Erie has added 12,605 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Erie, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 118,600 500 114,923 43
June 2021 118,100 100 114,880 -86
May 2021 118,000 -700 114,966 -178
April 2021 118,700 -300 115,144 -114
March 2021 119,000 700 115,258 -48
February 2021 118,300 -400 115,306 -248
January 2021 118,700 1,000 115,554 -431
December 2020 117,700 -300 115,985 182
November 2020 118,000 400 115,803 122
October 2020 117,600 400 115,681 -88
September 2020 117,200 -100 115,769 3,670
August 2020 117,300 1,100 112,099 1,666