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Lancaster, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 249,300 jobs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 265,549 employed persons for the month. Lancaster added 200 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 774 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lancaster job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 249,300 +200 +4,900
CPS 265,549 +774 -399

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 February 2020 at 262,200. Since then 12,900 jobs have been lost in Lancaster according to the employer survey. From a trough of 211,600 in April 2020, Lancaster has gained 37,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 279,192 for Lancaster in February 2020. 13,643 jobs have been lost in Lancaster since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 233,021, Lancaster has added 32,528 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 249,300 200 265,549 774
October 2021 249,100 900 264,775 916
September 2021 248,200 400 263,859 309
August 2021 247,800 300 263,550 76
July 2021 247,500 1,400 263,474 74
June 2021 246,100 1,100 263,400 -323
May 2021 245,000 -400 263,723 -229
April 2021 245,400 -1,000 263,952 -654
March 2021 246,400 1,200 264,606 -450
February 2021 245,200 1,000 265,056 -251
January 2021 244,200 500 265,307 -949
December 2020 243,700 -700 266,256 308