Department of Numbers

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 258,000 jobs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in September 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 272,770 employed persons for the month. Lancaster added 700 jobs in September 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 749 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lancaster job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 258,000 +700 +4,500
CPS 272,770 +749 +3,616

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 September 2018 is at a new high of 258,000.

CPS employment in September 2018 for Lancaster is at a new high of 272,770.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2018

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2018 258,000 700 272,770 749
August 2018 257,300 199 272,021 -43
July 2018 257,100 700 272,064 748
June 2018 256,399 199 271,316 927
May 2018 256,200 0 270,389 2,508
April 2018 256,200 99 267,881 -460
March 2018 256,100 100 268,341 -2,341
February 2018 256,000 300 270,682 1,615
January 2018 255,700 1,000 269,067 987
December 2017 254,700 900 268,080 402
November 2017 253,800 100 267,678 -391
October 2017 253,700 200 268,069 -1,085