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State College, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 73,600 jobs in State College, Pennsylvania in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,514 employed persons for the month. State College added 800 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 401 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare State College job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,600 +800 -300
CPS 70,514 +401 +117

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 2020 at 82,700. Since then 9,100 jobs have been lost in State College according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,100 in April 2020, State College has gained 7,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,890 for State College in February 2020. 7,376 jobs have been lost in State College since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 66,289, State College has added 4,225 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

State College, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 73,600 800 70,514 401
June 2021 72,800 800 70,113 299
May 2021 72,000 700 69,814 146
April 2021 71,300 300 69,668 -103
March 2021 71,000 1,200 69,771 -135
February 2021 69,800 -1,100 69,906 -315
January 2021 70,900 0 70,221 -211
December 2020 70,900 700 70,432 -22
November 2020 70,200 -700 70,454 -48
October 2020 70,900 -1,700 70,502 -11
September 2020 72,600 -100 70,513 43
August 2020 72,700 -1,200 70,470 73