Pennsylvania Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 649,575 employed workers
  • 5,652,884 unemployed workers
  • 10.3% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Pennsylvania is 5,577,900, which is 59,500 greater than last month, an increase of 1.08%. The total employment a year ago was 6,049,500, which is -471,600 greater than today. Employment has decreased by 7.80% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 5,518 from 5,518.

The Health and Education Services sectors are the leading employers in Pennsylvania. There are 1,232,400 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 1,220,400 employees last month, an increase of 12,000 (0.98%). Last year the sector had 1,291,600 employees last year, a decrease of 59,200 (4.58%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 12.5% to this months' 10.3%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 3.9%, 6.4% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 6,302,459, which is 0.9% lower than last months 6,361,009 and is 0.9% lower than last months 6,479,546. The total number of unemployed in Pennsylvania is 5,652,884 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 5,567,319 and 6,224,665 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Pennsylvania:






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This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.