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State College, PA: Nonfarm employment and labor force data

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
State College, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2022

73.9 76.2 76.4 77.4 77.2 73.0 73.4 75.5 78.7 80.0 80.6 80.4 76.9

2023

76.7 79.1 79.6 80.6 80.3 75.7 74.9 76.7 80.4 81.6 82.1 (p)82.5  

Manufacturing

2022

4.4 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6

2023

4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 (p)4.7  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2022

9.7 9.7 9.5 9.7 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.6 9.6 9.9 9.9 9.6

2023

9.6 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.8 9.9 10.2 (p)10.3  

Professional & Business Services

2022

6.2 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.4 6.5 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.5

2023

6.4 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 (p)6.6  

Educational & Health Services

2022

9.1 9.2 9.2 9.3 9.2 9.3 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.5 9.4 9.5 9.3

2023

9.4 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.7 (p)9.7  

Leisure & Hospitality

2022

6.2 6.5 6.4 6.7 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.7 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.6

2023

6.8 6.9 6.8 7.0 6.8 6.8 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.1 (p)7.0  

Government

2022

29.5 31.2 31.3 31.5 31.7 27.2 27.2 28.9 32.0 32.9 33.3 33.3 30.8

2023

30.6 32.6 32.8 33.2 33.1 28.2 27.3 29.0 32.4 33.2 33.5 (p)33.8  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

State College, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2022

76,308 77,714 78,037 77,942 78,679 75,382 75,849 77,498 79,422 80,321 79,755 79,725 78,053

2023

77,996 79,388 79,437 79,641 79,759 76,280 75,598 77,598 79,471 80,685 81,005 (p)80,751  

Employment

2022

73,365 74,926 75,253 75,562 75,983 71,960 72,495 74,114 76,911 77,820 77,291 77,175 75,238

2023

75,035 76,504 77,158 77,763 77,436 73,576 73,211 74,761 77,670 78,703 79,268 (p)78,892  

Unemployment

2022

2,943 2,788 2,784 2,380 2,696 3,422 3,354 3,384 2,511 2,501 2,464 2,550 2,815

2023

2,961 2,884 2,279 1,878 2,323 2,704 2,387 2,837 1,801 1,982 1,737 (p)1,859  

Unemployment Rate

2022

3.9 3.6 3.6 3.1 3.4 4.5 4.4 4.4 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.6

2023

3.8 3.6 2.9 2.4 2.9 3.5 3.2 3.7 2.3 2.5 2.1 (p)2.3  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

The State College, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Centre County in Pennsylvania.