Department of Numbers

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 254,800 jobs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 273,743 employed persons for the month. Lancaster lost 0 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 66 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lancaster job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 254,800 0 -7,300
CPS 273,743 +66 -3,810

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 7,300 jobs have been lost in Lancaster according to the employer survey. From a trough of 214,700 in April 2020, Lancaster has gained 40,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 278,154 for Lancaster in February 2020. 4,411 jobs have been lost in Lancaster since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 236,163, Lancaster has added 37,580 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 254,800 0 273,743 66
October 2020 254,800 800 273,677 186
September 2020 254,000 300 273,491 10,350
August 2020 253,700 2,500 263,141 3,110
July 2020 251,200 6,400 260,031 4,735
June 2020 244,800 12,600 255,296 -2,930
May 2020 232,200 17,500 258,226 22,063
April 2020 214,700 -45,300 236,163 -35,521
March 2020 260,000 -1,600 271,684 -6,470
February 2020 261,600 600 278,154 801
January 2020 261,000 100 277,353 -420
December 2019 260,899 -1,200 277,773 220