Department of Numbers

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 261,399 jobs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 275,941 employed persons for the month. Lancaster added 500 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 649 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lancaster job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 261,399 +500 +2,000
CPS 275,941 +649 +2,915

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 November 2019 at 262,100. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Lancaster according to the employer survey. From a trough of 260,899 in December 2019, Lancaster has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in January 2020 for Lancaster is at a new high of 275,941.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 261,399 500 275,941 649
December 2019 260,899 -1,200 275,292 -325
November 2019 262,100 1,200 275,617 -199
October 2019 260,899 500 275,816 -43
September 2019 260,399 699 275,859 101
August 2019 259,700 200 275,758 246
July 2019 259,500 600 275,512 465
June 2019 258,899 299 275,047 600
May 2019 258,600 -99 274,447 439
April 2019 258,700 -100 274,008 62
March 2019 258,800 300 273,946 218
February 2019 258,500 -899 273,728 702