Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 2,957,100 jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,970,685 employed persons for the month. Philadelphia lost 2,200 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,990 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Philadelphia job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CES employment for Philadelphia peaked in July 2018 at 2,959,300. Since then 2,200 jobs have been lost in Philadelphia according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,974,675 for Philadelphia in July 2018. 3,990 jobs have been lost in Philadelphia since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Employment History