Department of Numbers

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 259,000 jobs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 274,213 employed persons for the month. Lancaster added 200 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 719 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lancaster job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 259,000 +200 +4,300
CPS 274,213 +719 +6,133

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 December 2018 is at a new high of 259,000.

CPS employment in December 2018 for Lancaster is at a new high of 274,213.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 259,000 200 274,213 719
November 2018 258,800 199 273,494 750
October 2018 258,600 900 272,744 485
September 2018 257,700 400 272,259 238
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