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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD: 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-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2023

3,015.7 3,030.5 3,052.6 3,064.6 3,080.0 3,085.9 3,058.3 3,053.7 3,088.3 3,110.2 3,123.3 3,117.7 3,073.4

2024

3,047.0 3,065.2 3,084.1 (p)3,104.1                  

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2023

119.7 120.1 122.4 125.1 126.3 127.0 127.6 127.7 127.3 126.8 124.5 122.8 124.8

2024

117.4 117.6 120.2 (p)124.9                  

Manufacturing

2023

180.5 180.5 180.9 180.9 181.0 182.5 183.1 182.8 182.2 182.1 182.3 183.4 181.9

2024

181.8 182.0 181.5 (p)181.0                  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2023

551.2 543.7 543.6 540.0 544.5 546.8 542.4 542.5 544.2 548.1 557.9 563.5 547.4

2024

541.2 534.6 535.3 (p)535.8                  

Information

2023

54.7 54.7 54.2 53.8 54.1 54.1 53.5 53.3 53.1 53.4 53.6 52.9 53.8

2024

52.3 52.8 52.7 (p)52.9                  

Financial Activities

2023

228.8 228.6 228.9 228.5 229.0 230.9 231.0 230.7 229.0 229.8 229.1 229.6 229.5

2024

229.3 229.6 230.3 (p)229.8                  

Professional & Business Services

2023

491.3 492.2 498.0 502.1 503.2 504.0 497.7 493.6 499.4 501.7 501.9 496.0 498.4

2024

487.2 487.7 490.6 (p)495.7                  

Educational & Health Services

2023

683.1 697.0 701.0 704.3 701.4 692.5 689.7 691.7 710.7 722.1 729.1 727.0 704.1

2024

713.8 730.2 734.3 (p)736.5                  

Leisure & Hospitality

2023

254.5 254.8 262.0 267.8 277.7 288.4 289.7 287.5 279.3 275.9 271.7 269.3 273.2

2024

259.1 259.8 267.0 (p)275.1                  

Other Services

2023

120.5 120.7 121.8 122.6 123.5 124.4 124.4 123.8 122.6 123.9 124.6 124.0 123.1

2024

123.3 122.4 123.0 (p)123.6                  

Government

2023

331.4 338.2 339.8 339.5 339.3 335.3 319.2 320.1 340.5 346.4 348.6 349.2 337.3

2024

341.6 348.5 349.2 (p)348.8                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2023

(t)3,226,395 (t)3,240,579 (t)3,254,112 (t)3,238,521 (t)3,247,166 (t)3,260,892 (t)3,268,150 (t)3,270,822 (t)3,256,393 (t)3,274,852 (t)3,276,708 (t)3,252,492 (t)3,255,590

2024

3,250,327 3,286,099 3,305,386 (p)3,289,585                  

Employment

2023

(t)3,102,438 (t)3,112,770 (t)3,140,727 (t)3,139,217 (t)3,135,709 (t)3,138,840 (t)3,139,441 (t)3,129,620 (t)3,142,915 (t)3,158,860 (t)3,169,138 (t)3,145,357 (t)3,137,919

2024

3,126,893 3,158,386 3,184,584 (p)3,184,211                  

Unemployment

2023

(t)123,957 (t)127,809 (t)113,385 (t)99,304 (t)111,457 (t)122,052 (t)128,709 (t)141,202 (t)113,478 (t)115,992 (t)107,570 (t)107,135 (t)117,671

2024

123,434 127,713 120,802 (p)105,374                  

Unemployment Rate

2023

(t)3.8 (t)3.9 (t)3.5 (t)3.1 (t)3.4 (t)3.7 (t)3.9 (t)4.3 (t)3.5 (t)3.5 (t)3.3 (t)3.3 (t)3.6

2024

3.8 3.9 3.7 (p)3.2                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(t) Data were subject to revision on April 19, 2024.

The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md., Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania; Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem Counties in New Jersey; New Castle County in Delaware; and Cecil County in Maryland.