Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 246,600 +700 -700
CPS 261,748 -1,928 -5,634

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

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 246,600 700 261,748 -1,928
November 2016 245,900 0 263,676 -1,670
October 2016 245,900 -1,100 265,346 -1,301
September 2016 247,000 -300 266,647 335
August 2016 247,300 2,300 266,312 585
July 2016 245,000 0 265,727 -1,260
June 2016 245,000 -200 266,987 -1,188
May 2016 245,200 -1,200 268,175 -240
April 2016 246,400 0 268,415 -990
March 2016 246,400 -500 269,405 -1,041
February 2016 246,900 -700 270,446 820
January 2016 247,600 300 269,626 2,244