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Erie, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 128,500 jobs in Erie, Pennsylvania in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 124,540 employed persons for the month. Erie lost 500 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 89 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Erie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 128,500 -500 +400
CPS 124,540 -89 +1,517

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 8,600 jobs have been lost in Erie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 125,100 in January 2010, Erie has gained 3,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 134,963 for Erie in July 2000. 10,423 jobs have been lost in Erie since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 121,517, Erie has added 3,023 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Erie, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 128,500 -500 124,540 -89
June 2019 129,000 -100 124,629 11
May 2019 129,100 100 124,618 -55
April 2019 129,000 400 124,673 41
March 2019 128,600 -900 124,632 229
February 2019 129,500 400 124,403 515
January 2019 129,100 500 123,888 303
December 2018 128,600 600 123,585 -16
November 2018 128,000 -699 123,601 26
October 2018 128,699 199 123,575 165
September 2018 128,500 400 123,410 215
August 2018 128,100 0 123,195 172