Department of Numbers

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 254,400 jobs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 269,735 employed persons for the month. Lancaster added 400 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,459 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lancaster job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 254,400 +400 +3,800
CPS 269,735 -1,459 +575

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lancaster as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Lancaster, Pennsylvania

CES employment for Lancaster peaked in May 2017 at 254,400. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Lancaster according to the employer survey. From a trough of 254,000 in July 2017, Lancaster has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 273,343 for Lancaster in May 2017. 3,608 jobs have been lost in Lancaster since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 254,400 400 269,735 -1,459
July 2017 254,000 -200 271,194 -1,733
June 2017 254,200 -200 272,927 -416
May 2017 254,400 500 273,343 452
April 2017 253,900 1,200 272,891 2,394
March 2017 252,700 500 270,497 1,517
February 2017 252,200 500 268,980 1,910
January 2017 251,700 600 267,070 1,152
December 2016 251,100 600 265,918 -1,125
November 2016 250,500 0 267,043 -1,124
October 2016 250,500 -800 268,167 -638
September 2016 251,300 700 268,805 -355