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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 2,990,300 jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,025,492 employed persons for the month. Philadelphia added 10,800 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 651 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Philadelphia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,990,300 +10,800 +26,500
CPS 3,025,492 +651 +52,727

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 January 2020 is at a new high of 2,990,300.

CPS employment in January 2020 for Philadelphia is at a new high of 3,025,492.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 2,990,300 10,800 3,025,492 651
December 2019 2,979,500 -3,800 3,024,841 3,111
November 2019 2,983,300 -300 3,021,730 4,591
October 2019 2,983,600 -2,700 3,017,139 6,711
September 2019 2,986,300 -600 3,010,428 6,356
August 2019 2,986,900 5,900 3,004,072 3,457
July 2019 2,981,000 10,500 3,000,615 1,812
June 2019 2,970,500 -1,100 2,998,803 2,577
May 2019 2,971,600 -1,200 2,996,226 2,808
April 2019 2,972,800 2,700 2,993,418 4,632
March 2019 2,970,100 5,800 2,988,786 7,817
February 2019 2,964,300 500 2,980,969 8,204