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State College, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 75,800 jobs in State College, Pennsylvania in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,272 employed persons for the month. State College lost 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 162 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare State College job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 75,800 -100 +3,200
CPS 74,272 +162 +2,257

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 83,300. Since then 7,500 jobs have been lost in State College according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,700 in April 2020, State College has gained 9,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 78,505 for State College in January 2019. 4,233 jobs have been lost in State College since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 66,987, State College has added 7,285 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

State College, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 75,800 -100 74,272 162
March 2022 75,900 0 74,110 242
February 2022 75,900 -1,000 73,868 208
January 2022 76,900 1,300 73,660 467
December 2021 75,600 1,000 73,193 4
November 2021 74,600 200 73,189 15
October 2021 74,400 600 73,174 68
September 2021 73,800 200 73,106 101
August 2021 73,600 -100 73,005 153
July 2021 73,700 0 72,852 233
June 2021 73,700 500 72,619 286
May 2021 73,200 600 72,333 318