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State College, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 78,800 jobs in State College, Pennsylvania in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,793 employed persons for the month. State College added 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 319 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare State College job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 78,800 +400 +900
CPS 75,793 +319 +68

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 800 jobs have been lost in State College according to the employer survey. From a trough of 74,700 in May 2018, State College has gained 4,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,480 for State College in February 2016. 1,687 jobs have been lost in State College since then according to the household survey. From a May 2018 low of 73,693, State College has added 2,100 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

State College, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 78,800 400 75,793 319
September 2018 78,400 -600 75,474 -9
August 2018 79,000 -200 75,483 300
July 2018 79,200 -200 75,183 448
June 2018 79,400 4,700 74,735 1,042
May 2018 74,700 -3,300 73,693 -1,672
April 2018 78,000 -700 75,365 -345
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