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Lancaster, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 254,100 jobs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 274,637 employed persons for the month. Lancaster lost 0 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 120 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lancaster job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 254,100 0 +2,900
CPS 274,637 +120 +4,415

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 262,000. Since then 7,900 jobs have been lost in Lancaster according to the employer survey. From a trough of 210,800 in April 2020, Lancaster has gained 43,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 279,763 for Lancaster in February 2020. 5,126 jobs have been lost in Lancaster since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 232,859, Lancaster has added 41,778 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 254,100 0 274,637 120
June 2022 254,100 2,100 274,517 212
May 2022 252,000 -600 274,305 545
April 2022 252,600 -1,500 273,760 55
March 2022 254,100 -500 273,705 490
February 2022 254,600 300 273,215 377
January 2022 254,300 -100 272,838 665
December 2021 254,400 1,100 272,173 -48
November 2021 253,300 1,000 272,221 66
October 2021 252,300 800 272,155 514
September 2021 251,500 -200 271,641 720
August 2021 251,700 500 270,921 699