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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 2,964,400 jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,000,627 employed persons for the month. Philadelphia added 400 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,824 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Philadelphia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,964,400 +400 +23,500
CPS 3,000,627 +1,824 +48,203

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 April 2019 at 2,967,400. Since then 3,000 jobs have been lost in Philadelphia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,964,000 in June 2019, Philadelphia has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Philadelphia is at a new high of 3,000,627.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 2,964,400 400 3,000,627 1,824
June 2019 2,964,000 -2,500 2,998,803 2,577
May 2019 2,966,500 -900 2,996,226 2,808
April 2019 2,967,400 800 2,993,418 4,632
March 2019 2,966,600 1,800 2,988,786 7,817
February 2019 2,964,800 1,700 2,980,969 8,204
January 2019 2,963,100 5,900 2,972,765 6,956
December 2018 2,957,200 5,000 2,965,809 -363
November 2018 2,952,200 -1,900 2,966,172 596
October 2018 2,954,100 6,000 2,965,576 3,720
September 2018 2,948,100 2,900 2,961,856 4,844
August 2018 2,945,200 4,300 2,957,012 4,588