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Philadelphia City, 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
Philadelphia City (County), Pa.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2018

708.7 717.3 716.0 725.5 723.7 717.8 712.6 716.3 731.5 738.7 739.8 740.3 724.0

2019

728.0 736.6 737.9 743.2 740.5 734.7 731.0 733.2 745.4 751.4 756.9 (p)755.3  

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2018

11.5 11.7 11.9 12.9 12.9 12.9 12.7 12.8 13.0 13.1 13.0 12.6 12.6

2019

12.3 12.5 12.5 13.0 13.6 13.7 13.6 13.4 13.5 13.5 13.5 (p)12.8  

Manufacturing

2018

20.0 19.8 19.8 19.8 19.9 20.0 19.9 20.0 19.9 19.9 19.8 19.8 19.9

2019

19.5 19.4 19.4 19.4 19.4 19.5 19.4 19.3 19.0 19.0 19.0 (p)18.8  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2018

91.8 91.2 91.2 91.9 92.4 92.7 92.6 92.2 93.1 93.6 95.5 95.8 92.8

2019

92.6 92.1 91.7 92.5 92.7 92.9 92.3 92.1 93.4 94.2 96.6 (p)97.3  

Information

2018

11.5 11.8 11.8 12.4 12.2 12.2 11.9 11.8 12.0 12.4 12.4 12.2 12.1

2019

11.9 12.0 11.9 12.0 12.0 12.3 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.3 12.3 (p)12.3  

Financial Activities

2018

41.7 41.8 41.7 42.0 42.2 43.0 43.1 43.1 42.7 42.7 43.4 43.1 42.5

2019

42.8 43.1 43.3 43.2 43.8 44.4 44.6 44.7 44.7 44.9 45.1 (p)45.2  

Professional & Business Services

2018

98.1 98.4 98.0 99.3 99.7 99.5 99.8 100.2 100.0 101.7 100.2 100.2 99.6

2019

99.4 99.6 100.7 101.2 101.8 102.6 103.4 106.1 105.9 106.0 107.1 (p)107.1  

Educational & Health Services

2018

232.8 240.1 238.6 241.3 237.5 229.8 229.8 230.4 241.3 245.4 245.9 245.7 238.2

2019

240.5 248.7 247.4 249.6 243.9 235.1 235.6 233.3 241.9 246.3 247.7 (p)247.0  

Leisure & Hospitality

2018

70.4 71.0 71.2 74.2 75.5 75.7 74.1 74.5 76.5 76.5 75.8 76.7 74.3

2019

76.3 75.7 77.2 78.5 79.6 79.9 78.5 78.6 79.5 80.0 80.4 (p)78.7  

Other Services

2018

27.6 27.9 28.1 28.4 28.6 28.7 28.6 28.5 28.3 28.3 28.3 28.3 28.3

2019

28.0 28.1 28.3 28.6 28.8 29.1 29.1 29.0 28.7 28.8 28.7 (p)28.6  

Government

2018

103.3 103.6 103.7 103.3 102.8 103.3 100.1 102.8 104.7 105.1 105.5 105.9 103.7

2019

104.7 105.4 105.5 105.2 104.9 105.2 102.3 104.5 106.6 106.4 106.5 (p)107.5  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Philadelphia City (County), Pa.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2018

702,157 708,335 704,494 706,508 704,457 708,722 715,016 708,381 710,539 717,602 714,864 713,959 709,586

2019

719,890 724,123 722,273 717,865 717,281 719,404 727,914 726,155 729,569 737,425 736,366 (p)732,437  

Employment

2018

659,717 665,355 664,347 670,160 667,417 666,304 670,621 664,662 673,443 680,684 680,821 679,637 670,264

2019

682,471 688,638 688,627 688,414 682,220 682,088 685,113 682,736 691,385 695,653 696,329 (p)692,647  

Unemployment

2018

42,440 42,980 40,147 36,348 37,040 42,418 44,395 43,719 37,096 36,918 34,043 34,322 39,322

2019

37,419 35,485 33,646 29,451 35,061 37,316 42,801 43,419 38,184 41,772 40,037 (p)39,790  

Unemployment Rate

2018

6.0 6.1 5.7 5.1 5.3 6.0 6.2 6.2 5.2 5.1 4.8 4.8 5.5

2019

5.2 4.9 4.7 4.1 4.9 5.2 5.9 6.0 5.2 5.7 5.4 (p)5.4  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary