Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 2,924,200 jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,943,752 employed persons for the month. Philadelphia added 300 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,180 (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 October 2017 at 2,929,200. Since then 5,000 jobs have been lost in Philadelphia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,923,100 in December 2017, Philadelphia has gained 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,962,241 for Philadelphia in April 2017. 18,489 jobs have been lost in Philadelphia since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 2,938,506, Philadelphia has added 5,246 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Employment History