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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 2,977,500 jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,005,352 employed persons for the month. Philadelphia added 9,900 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 12,522 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Philadelphia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,977,500 +9,900 +54,400
CPS 3,005,352 +12,522 +64,988

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 December 2018 is at a new high of 2,977,500.

CPS employment in December 2018 for Philadelphia is at a new high of 3,005,352.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 2,977,500 9,900 3,005,352 12,522
November 2018 2,967,600 -1,800 2,992,830 2,668
October 2018 2,969,400 1,200 2,990,162 14,705
September 2018 2,968,200 6,900 2,975,457 3,751
August 2018 2,961,300 2,000 2,971,706 -2,969
July 2018 2,959,300 12,300 2,974,675 14,522
June 2018 2,947,000 5,300 2,960,153 11,223
May 2018 2,941,700 1,400 2,948,930 9,845
April 2018 2,940,300 5,100 2,939,085 1,601
March 2018 2,935,200 6,800 2,937,484 -7,922
February 2018 2,928,400 4,500 2,945,406 6,526
January 2018 2,923,900 800 2,938,880 -1,484