Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 2,991,900 jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,064,061 employed persons for the month. Philadelphia lost 3,900 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 11,598 (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 February 2020 at 3,013,800. Since then 21,900 jobs have been lost in Philadelphia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,490,900 in April 2020, Philadelphia has gained 501,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,067,774 for Philadelphia in November 2019. 3,713 jobs have been lost in Philadelphia since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,612,121, Philadelphia has added 451,940 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Employment History