Lancaster, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 246,600 jobs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 261,748 employed persons for the month. Lancaster added 700 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,928 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lancaster job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 January 2016 at 247,600. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Lancaster according to the employer survey. From a trough of 245,000 in June 2016, Lancaster has gained 1,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 270,446 for Lancaster in February 2016. 8,698 jobs have been lost in Lancaster since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment History