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Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division: 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, Pa. Metropolitan Division
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2020

981.6 991.5 984.1 827.4 839.1 852.8 861.3 868.6 890.6 900.8 902.9 895.0 899.6

2021

880.6 893.4 893.5 900.2 (p)904.2                

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

23.6 23.6 23.9 14.4 20.3 22.2 22.8 23.1 23.2 23.7 23.7 23.4 22.3

2021

22.7 22.1 22.0 23.1 (p)23.3                

Manufacturing

2020

33.3 33.1 33.0 27.1 29.0 30.2 30.5 30.8 30.9 31.3 31.2 31.3 31.0

2021

30.8 30.9 30.9 31.0 (p)30.7                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

136.9 135.7 135.4 109.5 112.5 120.7 123.0 123.3 125.1 125.1 127.5 129.1 125.3

2021

126.0 124.1 124.6 124.3 (p)124.6                

Information

2020

18.6 18.6 18.4 16.9 16.8 16.9 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.2 17.4

2021

16.7 16.9 16.9 17.5 (p)17.5                

Financial Activities

2020

59.6 59.6 59.4 57.1 56.9 57.3 57.9 57.6 56.9 56.6 56.8 56.9 57.7

2021

56.1 55.9 55.5 56.3 (p)56.8                

Professional & Business Services

2020

139.1 140.1 139.6 124.7 125.4 126.3 126.8 127.1 127.9 131.2 131.5 131.9 131.0

2021

132.1 132.8 131.3 132.2 (p)132.5                

Educational & Health Services

2020

302.2 311.9 308.7 283.8 280.3 275.1 274.1 274.8 285.3 291.2 292.1 287.9 289.0

2021

281.2 290.3 290.2 290.3 (p)288.9                

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

96.2 96.2 93.3 38.5 42.9 47.9 54.5 57.6 60.5 61.1 59.9 54.4 63.6

2021

54.6 58.4 59.2 63.1 (p)68.2                

Other Services

2020

40.4 40.6 39.8 25.6 26.5 27.9 31.9 32.9 33.3 33.6 33.5 33.4 33.3

2021

33.0 33.3 33.6 34.1 (p)34.4                

Government

2020

131.7 132.1 132.6 129.8 128.5 128.3 122.7 124.3 130.4 129.8 129.4 129.5 129.1

2021

127.4 128.7 129.3 128.3 (p)127.3                

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Philadelphia, Pa. Metropolitan Division
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2020

(1)1,034,959 (1)1,040,617 (1)1,031,951 (1)1,009,171 (1)1,028,110 (1)1,035,935 (1)1,048,591 (1)1,006,988 (1)1,005,322 (1)1,000,421 (1)997,203 (1)984,461 (1)1,018,644

2021

986,922 1,004,393 995,861 (p)983,501                  

Employment

2020

(1)979,037 (1)984,394 (1)968,406 (1)839,129 (1)860,130 (1)857,350 (1)860,073 (1)863,522 (1)904,725 (1)909,092 (1)905,779 (1)894,382 (1)902,168

2021

886,267 902,479 900,591 (p)902,219                  

Unemployment

2020

(1)55,922 (1)56,223 (1)63,545 (1)170,042 (1)167,980 (1)178,585 (1)188,518 (1)143,466 (1)100,597 (1)91,329 (1)91,424 (1)90,079 (1)116,476

2021

100,655 101,914 95,270 (p)81,282                  

Unemployment Rate

2020

(1)5.4 (1)5.4 (1)6.2 (1)16.8 (1)16.3 (1)17.2 (1)18.0 (1)14.2 (1)10.0 (1)9.1 (1)9.2 (1)9.2 (1)11.4

2021

10.2 10.1 9.6 (p)8.3                  

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 16, 2021.
(p) Preliminary

The Philadelphia, Pa., Metropolitan Division (MD) includes Delaware and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania.