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Erie, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 123,100 jobs in Erie, Pennsylvania in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 120,135 employed persons for the month. Erie lost 0 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 188 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Erie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 123,100 0 +3,900
CPS 120,135 +188 +2,711

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 14,000 jobs have been lost in Erie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 102,500 in April 2020, Erie has gained 20,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 134,716 for Erie in January 2001. 14,581 jobs have been lost in Erie since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 102,322, Erie has added 17,813 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Erie, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 123,100 0 120,135 188
August 2022 123,100 200 119,947 51
July 2022 122,900 400 119,896 0
June 2022 122,500 -400 119,896 60
May 2022 122,900 200 119,836 419
April 2022 122,700 -300 119,417 357
March 2022 123,000 500 119,060 659
February 2022 122,500 500 118,401 412
January 2022 122,000 700 117,989 395
December 2021 121,300 300 117,594 20
November 2021 121,000 400 117,574 53
October 2021 120,600 1,400 117,521 97