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State College, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 72,900 jobs in State College, Pennsylvania in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,778 employed persons for the month. State College added 1,800 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,672 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare State College job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,900 +1,800 -7,600
CPS 72,778 +2,672 -4,418

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 83,600. Since then 10,700 jobs have been lost in State College according to the employer survey. From a trough of 71,100 in April 2020, State College has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 78,286 for State College in February 2020. 5,508 jobs have been lost in State College since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 70,106, State College has added 2,672 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

State College, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 72,900 1,800 72,778 2,672
April 2020 71,100 -8,700 70,106 -6,094
March 2020 79,800 -1,000 76,200 -2,086
February 2020 80,800 -2,800 78,286 198
January 2020 83,600 3,200 78,088 364
December 2019 80,400 600 77,724 74
November 2019 79,800 0 77,650 93
October 2019 79,800 -300 77,557 116
September 2019 80,100 -100 77,441 143
August 2019 80,200 -100 77,298 124
July 2019 80,300 0 77,174 43
June 2019 80,300 -200 77,131 -65