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Economic Development Data

Economic Development - Annual Labor Force, Employment, and Unemployment

Source: PA Department of Labor and Industry, Statworks

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  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Labor feature, Chester County
Chester Co. Labor Force 256,300 263,400 267,200 274,200 268,100 269,500 270,000 273,000 273,500 273,900 277,100 280,400 281,100 282,700
Chester Co. Employed 247,000 254,600 258,900 263,500 251,400 252,700 254,500 257,600 259,100 262,500 266,500 269,500 271,100 275,200
Chester Co. Unemployed 9,300 8,800 8,400 10,700 16,700 16,800 15,600 15,400 14,400 11,400 10,600 10,900 10,100 7,500
Chester Co. Unemployment Rate 3.6% 3.3% 3.1% 3.9% 6.2% 6.2% 5.8% 5.6% 5.3% 4.2% 3.8% 3.9% 3.6% 2.6%
Labor feature, state
PA Labor Force 6,295,000 6,343,000 6,452,000 6,400,000 6,381,000 6,396,000 6,396,000 6,463,000 6,442,000 6,396,000 6,421,000 6,453,000 6,427,000 6,471,000
PA Employed 5,941,000 6,007,000 6,064,000 6,110,000 5,885,000 5,841,000 5,889,000 5,957,000 5,968,000 6,021,000 6,080,000 6,105,000 6,112,000 6,222,000
PA Unemployed 256,300 288,000 279,000 342,000 515,000 540,000 507,000 506,000 475,000 375,000 340,000 348,000 316,000 248,000
PA Unemployment Rate 5.0% 4.6% 4.4% 5.3% 8.0% 8.5% 7.9% 7.8% 7.4% 5.9% 5.3% 5.4% 4.9% 3.8%
Labor feature, national
US Labor Force 149,320,000 151,428,000 153,124,000 154,287,000 154,142,000 153,889,000 153,617,000 154,975,000 155,389,000 155,922,000 157,130,000 159,187,000 160,320,000 162,470,000
US Employed 141730000 144427000 146047000 145362000 139877000 139064000 139869000 142469000 143929000 146305000 148834000 151436000 153337000 156654000
US Unemployed 7,591,000 7,001,000 7,078,000 8,924,000 14,265,000 14,825,000 13,747,000 12,506,000 11,460,000 9,617,000 8,296,000 7,751,000 6,982,000 5,824,000
US Unemployment Rate 5.1% 4.6% 4.6% 5.8% 9.3% 9.6% 8.9% 8.1% 7.4% 6.2% 5.3% 4.9% 4.4% 3.6%

Last Updated: Data accessed Jan. 2019