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State College, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 72,300 jobs in State College, Pennsylvania in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,364 employed persons for the month. State College lost 600 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 133 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare State College job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,300 -600 -7,500
CPS 71,364 +133 -6,286

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 11,300 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 1,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 78,286 for State College in February 2020. 6,922 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 1,548 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

State College, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 72,300 -600 71,364 133
October 2020 72,900 -1,300 71,231 -1,316
September 2020 74,200 -1,300 72,547 2,060
August 2020 75,500 800 70,487 361
July 2020 74,700 1,000 70,126 310
June 2020 73,700 800 69,816 -3,156
May 2020 72,900 1,800 72,972 2,866
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