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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 2,934,000 jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,936,892 employed persons for the month. Philadelphia added 5,600 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 8,514 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Philadelphia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,934,000 +5,600 +34,000
CPS 2,936,892 -8,514 -13,432

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 in March 2018 is at a new high of 2,934,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,950,324 for Philadelphia in March 2017. 13,432 jobs have been lost in Philadelphia since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 2,934,000 5,600 2,936,892 -8,514
February 2018 2,928,400 4,500 2,945,406 6,526
January 2018 2,923,900 800 2,938,880 -1,484
December 2017 2,923,100 -1,600 2,940,364 -2,768
November 2017 2,924,700 -4,500 2,943,132 -3,356
October 2017 2,929,200 6,800 2,946,488 -3,247
September 2017 2,922,400 2,900 2,949,735 6,108
August 2017 2,919,500 4,200 2,943,627 642
July 2017 2,915,300 7,200 2,942,985 2,122
June 2017 2,908,100 3,500 2,940,863 -2,737
May 2017 2,904,600 3,000 2,943,600 -4,258
April 2017 2,901,600 1,600 2,947,858 -2,466