Department of Numbers

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 252,600 jobs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 270,357 employed persons for the month. Lancaster added 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,377 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lancaster job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 252,600 +400 +3,900
CPS 270,357 +1,377 +52

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 in March 2017 is at a new high of 252,600.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Lancaster is at a new high of 270,357.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 252,600 400 270,357 1,377
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
August 2016 250,600 400 269,160 -30
July 2016 250,200 1,500 269,190 162
June 2016 248,700 -500 269,028 -140
May 2016 249,200 100 269,168 -575
April 2016 249,100 400 269,743 -562