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State College, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 69,800 jobs in State College, Pennsylvania in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,185 employed persons for the month. State College lost 1,100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 396 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare State College job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,800 -1,100 -10,600
CPS 70,185 -396 -8,101

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 12,900 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 3,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 78,286 for State College in February 2020. 8,101 jobs have been lost in State College since then according to the household survey. From a June 2020 low of 69,816, State College has added 369 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

State College, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 69,800 -1,100 70,185 -396
January 2021 70,900 0 70,581 -463
December 2020 70,900 700 71,044 12
November 2020 70,200 -700 71,032 -199
October 2020 70,900 -1,700 71,231 -1,316
September 2020 72,600 -100 72,547 2,060
August 2020 72,700 -1,200 70,487 361
July 2020 73,900 1,800 70,126 310
June 2020 72,100 2,100 69,816 -3,156
May 2020 70,000 3,900 72,972 2,866
April 2020 66,100 -12,200 70,106 -6,094
March 2020 78,300 -2,100 76,200 -2,086