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York-Hanover, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 179,600 jobs in York, Pennsylvania in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 219,578 employed persons for the month. York lost 300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 568 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare York job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 179,600 -300 +19,900
CPS 219,578 -568 +17,043

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

York, Pennsylvania Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for York 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 York, Pennsylvania

CES employment for York peaked in November 2019 at 189,100. Since then 9,500 jobs have been lost in York according to the employer survey. From a trough of 151,300 in April 2020, York has gained 28,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 228,320 for York in December 2019. 8,742 jobs have been lost in York since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 190,928, York has added 28,650 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

York, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 179,600 -300 219,578 -568
April 2021 179,900 200 220,146 -687
March 2021 179,700 -500 220,833 -569
February 2021 180,200 1,000 221,402 2,529
January 2021 179,200 200 218,873 -111
December 2020 179,000 1,100 218,984 424
November 2020 177,900 900 218,560 623
October 2020 177,000 800 217,937 880
September 2020 176,200 800 217,057 7,620
August 2020 175,400 600 209,437 1,544
July 2020 174,800 3,800 207,893 2,213
June 2020 171,000 11,300 205,680 3,145