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Erie, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 119,400 jobs in Erie, Pennsylvania in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,289 employed persons for the month. Erie lost 500 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 75 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Erie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 119,400 -500 +1,400
CPS 115,289 +75 -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 17,700 jobs have been lost in Erie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 102,300 in April 2020, Erie has gained 17,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 134,716 for Erie in January 2001. 19,427 jobs have been lost in Erie since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 102,318, Erie has added 12,971 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Erie, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 119,400 -500 115,289 75
October 2021 119,900 1,000 115,214 202
September 2021 118,900 200 115,012 50
August 2021 118,700 -200 114,962 11
July 2021 118,900 800 114,951 71
June 2021 118,100 100 114,880 -86
May 2021 118,000 -700 114,966 -178
April 2021 118,700 -300 115,144 -114
March 2021 119,000 700 115,258 -48
February 2021 118,300 -400 115,306 -248
January 2021 118,700 1,000 115,554 -431
December 2020 117,700 -300 115,985 182