Department of Numbers

Erie, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 127,500 jobs in Erie, Pennsylvania in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 122,859 employed persons for the month. Erie added 300 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 61 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Erie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 127,500 +300 -800
CPS 122,859 +61 +120

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 9,600 jobs have been lost in Erie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 125,100 in January 2010, Erie has gained 2,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 135,007 for Erie in June 2000. 12,148 jobs have been lost in Erie since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 121,524, Erie has added 1,335 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Erie, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 127,500 300 122,859 61
November 2018 127,200 -500 122,798 -55
October 2018 127,700 -100 122,853 173
September 2018 127,800 100 122,680 -5
August 2018 127,700 -700 122,685 -450
July 2018 128,400 200 123,135 434
June 2018 128,199 -100 122,701 521
May 2018 128,300 400 122,180 553
April 2018 127,900 -100 121,627 -553
March 2018 128,000 -199 122,180 -642
February 2018 128,199 99 122,822 405
January 2018 128,100 -200 122,417 -322