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Williamsport, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 43,300 jobs in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,861 employed persons for the month. Williamsport added 1,800 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,998 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Williamsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 43,300 +1,800 -9,700
CPS 45,861 +1,998 -8,176

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Williamsport 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 Williamsport, Pennsylvania

CES employment for Williamsport peaked in March 2012 at 57,200. Since then 13,900 jobs have been lost in Williamsport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 41,500 in April 2020, Williamsport has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 58,272 for Williamsport in February 2012. 12,411 jobs have been lost in Williamsport since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 43,863, Williamsport has added 1,998 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 43,300 1,800 45,861 1,998
April 2020 41,500 -11,000 43,863 -9,274
March 2020 52,500 -700 53,137 -1,131
February 2020 53,200 -100 54,268 -8
January 2020 53,300 100 54,276 13
December 2019 53,200 0 54,263 -8
November 2019 53,200 -100 54,271 20
October 2019 53,300 100 54,251 31
September 2019 53,200 -200 54,220 52
August 2019 53,400 100 54,168 63
July 2019 53,300 -100 54,105 51
June 2019 53,400 400 54,054 17