Lancaster, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 244,600 jobs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 262,857 employed persons for the month. Lancaster added 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 245 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lancaster job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 17,600 jobs have been lost in Lancaster according to the employer survey. From a trough of 211,600 in April 2020, Lancaster has gained 33,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 278,154 for Lancaster in February 2020. 15,297 jobs have been lost in Lancaster since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 236,163, Lancaster has added 26,694 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment History