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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.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 244,600 +400 -17,600
CPS 262,857 +245 -15,297

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

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 244,600 400 262,857 245
January 2021 244,200 500 262,612 -6,947
December 2020 243,700 -700 269,559 -3,670
November 2020 244,400 0 273,229 -448
October 2020 244,400 1,100 273,677 186
September 2020 243,300 1,900 273,491 10,350
August 2020 241,400 2,300 263,141 3,110
July 2020 239,100 9,400 260,031 4,735
June 2020 229,700 7,500 255,296 -2,930
May 2020 222,200 10,600 258,226 22,063
April 2020 211,600 -49,900 236,163 -35,521
March 2020 261,500 -700 271,684 -6,470