Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 2,780,600 jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,831,824 employed persons for the month. Philadelphia added 1,800 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,888 (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 2,999,100. Since then 218,500 jobs have been lost in Philadelphia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,510,100 in April 2020, Philadelphia has gained 270,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,018,568 for Philadelphia in February 2020. 186,744 jobs have been lost in Philadelphia since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,616,264, Philadelphia has added 215,560 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Employment History