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Erie, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 128,500 jobs in Erie, Pennsylvania in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 124,402 employed persons for the month. Erie added 800 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 249 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Erie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 128,500 +800 +400
CPS 124,402 -249 +514

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. 10,561 jobs have been lost in Erie since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 121,517, Erie has added 2,885 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Erie, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 128,500 800 124,402 -249
December 2019 127,700 500 124,651 -49
November 2019 127,200 0 124,700 -61
October 2019 127,200 -100 124,761 87
September 2019 127,300 -600 124,674 57
August 2019 127,900 100 124,617 37
July 2019 127,800 100 124,580 -49
June 2019 127,700 0 124,629 11
May 2019 127,700 -300 124,618 -55
April 2019 128,000 -400 124,673 41
March 2019 128,400 200 124,632 229
February 2019 128,199 99 124,403 515