Department of Numbers

Erie, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 115,900 jobs in Erie, Pennsylvania in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 113,300 employed persons for the month. Erie added 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 104 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Erie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 115,900 +300 -11,300
CPS 113,300 -104 -9,605

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 21,200 jobs have been lost in Erie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 105,500 in April 2020, Erie has gained 10,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 134,963 for Erie in July 2000. 21,663 jobs have been lost in Erie since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 104,890, Erie has added 8,410 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Erie, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 115,900 300 113,300 -104
October 2020 115,600 400 113,404 -156
September 2020 115,200 100 113,560 4,026
August 2020 115,100 600 109,534 1,326
July 2020 114,500 2,200 108,208 1,319
June 2020 112,300 3,300 106,889 -2,375
May 2020 109,000 3,500 109,264 4,374
April 2020 105,500 -21,400 104,890 -15,848
March 2020 126,900 -600 120,738 -2,353
February 2020 127,500 -600 123,091 149
January 2020 128,100 400 122,942 -2
December 2019 127,700 500 122,944 39