Largest Growth in Pennsylvania Private Sector Jobs Since 1999

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has updated their employment data by state through the end of 2011 (subject to revision).

Looking at December job data (“not seasonally adjusted”) over the past couple decades reveals some interesting trends:

  • 2011 saw the largest one-year growth in private sector jobs in Pennsylvania since 1999, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
  • Manufacturing job growth in Pennsylvania was higher than any year since 1990.
  • From 2000 to 2010, the private sector lost 116,400 jobs, while government jobs grew by 30,800.
  • In 2011, government jobs declined by 20,200, but the private sector grew by 79,000 jobs.