Department of Numbers

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 259,200 jobs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 275,537 employed persons for the month. Lancaster added 1,000 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 490 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lancaster job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 259,200 +1,000 +2,500
CPS 275,537 +490 +2,602

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 July 2019 is at a new high of 259,200.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Lancaster is at a new high of 275,537.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 259,200 1,000 275,537 490
June 2019 258,200 700 275,047 600
May 2019 257,500 200 274,447 439
April 2019 257,300 -99 274,008 62
March 2019 257,399 199 273,946 218
February 2019 257,200 200 273,728 702
January 2019 257,000 1,300 273,026 261
December 2018 255,700 -699 272,765 -30
November 2018 256,399 -1,000 272,795 -184
October 2018 257,399 -100 272,979 -198
September 2018 257,500 200 273,177 -16
August 2018 257,300 600 273,193 258