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State College, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 78,700 jobs in State College, Pennsylvania in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,579 employed persons for the month. State College lost 0 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 131 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare State College job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 78,700 0 +300
CPS 75,579 -131 -1,064

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

State College, Pennsylvania Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for State College 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 State College, Pennsylvania

CES employment for State College peaked in January 2018 at 79,600. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in State College according to the employer survey. From a trough of 78,300 in February 2018, State College has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,480 for State College in February 2016. 1,901 jobs have been lost in State College since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

State College, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 78,700 0 75,579 -131
March 2018 78,700 400 75,710 -251
February 2018 78,300 -1,300 75,961 -189
January 2018 79,600 1,100 76,150 287
December 2017 78,500 200 75,863 108
November 2017 78,300 400 75,755 30
October 2017 77,900 -600 75,725 -134
September 2017 78,500 -100 75,859 -225
August 2017 78,600 0 76,084 -211
July 2017 78,600 200 76,295 -150
June 2017 78,400 1,600 76,445 -120
May 2017 76,800 -1,600 76,565 -78