Department of Numbers

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 255,800 jobs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 267,532 employed persons for the month. Lancaster lost 300 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 809 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lancaster job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 255,800 -300 +2,800
CPS 267,532 -809 -3,362

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 March 2018 at 256,100. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Lancaster according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 270,934 for Lancaster in March 2017. 3,402 jobs have been lost in Lancaster since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 255,800 -300 267,532 -809
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
September 2017 253,500 -100 269,154 -924
August 2017 253,600 100 270,078 -576
July 2017 253,500 500 270,654 143
June 2017 253,000 100 270,511 145
May 2017 252,900 -100 270,366 -528