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Lancaster, PA: Nonfarm employment and labor force data

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
Lancaster, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2023

258.1 259.1 261.7 263.2 263.8 265.4 262.9 263.0 264.8 266.2 266.2 265.8 263.4

2024

259.9 260.9 262.9 (p)264.7                  

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2023

19.0 18.9 19.1 19.4 19.5 19.9 19.9 19.8 19.6 19.6 19.4 19.1 19.4

2024

18.3 18.3 18.6 (p)19.2                  

Manufacturing

2023

38.1 37.9 38.0 37.6 37.5 37.9 37.6 37.6 37.3 37.3 37.3 37.6 37.6

2024

37.4 37.2 37.2 (p)37.3                  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2023

59.6 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.4 59.3 58.6 58.2 58.7 59.3 60.5 61.1 59.3

2024

59.3 58.8 59.1 (p)59.1                  

Information

2023

2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7

2024

2.7 2.7 2.7 (p)2.7                  

Financial Activities

2023

10.5 10.5 10.5 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.6

2024

10.6 10.5 10.5 (p)10.5                  

Professional & Business Services

2023

26.5 26.6 26.9 27.4 27.1 27.2 27.1 27.1 27.0 26.9 26.7 26.3 26.9

2024

25.4 25.6 26.0 (p)26.1                  

Educational & Health Services

2023

48.4 49.0 49.5 49.9 49.4 48.8 48.6 48.9 50.2 51.3 50.9 50.8 49.6

2024

50.5 51.2 51.5 (p)51.6                  

Leisure & Hospitality

2023

22.2 22.4 23.5 24.4 26.0 27.6 27.7 27.5 26.2 25.8 25.1 25.0 25.3

2024

23.8 24.0 24.6 (p)25.5                  

Other Services

2023

12.3 12.4 12.6 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.8 12.7 12.6

2024

12.7 12.6 12.7 (p)12.7                  

Government

2023

18.8 19.7 19.7 19.7 19.1 18.6 17.3 17.9 19.8 20.0 20.2 19.9 19.2

2024

19.2 20.0 20.0 (p)20.0                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Lancaster, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2023

(t)286,948 (t)285,397 (t)286,722 (t)288,976 (t)291,247 (t)295,727 (t)296,033 (t)296,822 (t)292,839 (t)293,691 (t)291,801 (t)288,922 (t)291,261

2024

287,566 288,956 291,511 (p)292,582                  

Employment

2023

(t)278,288 (t)276,536 (t)279,534 (t)282,554 (t)283,663 (t)286,777 (t)286,765 (t)286,502 (t)285,738 (t)286,423 (t)285,289 (t)282,357 (t)283,369

2024

279,892 280,852 283,816 (p)286,396                  

Unemployment

2023

(t)8,660 (t)8,861 (t)7,188 (t)6,422 (t)7,584 (t)8,950 (t)9,268 (t)10,320 (t)7,101 (t)7,268 (t)6,512 (t)6,565 (t)7,892

2024

7,674 8,104 7,695 (p)6,186                  

Unemployment Rate

2023

(t)3.0 (t)3.1 (t)2.5 (t)2.2 (t)2.6 (t)3.0 (t)3.1 (t)3.5 (t)2.4 (t)2.5 (t)2.2 (t)2.3 (t)2.7

2024

2.7 2.8 2.6 (p)2.1                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(t) Data were subject to revision on April 19, 2024.

The Lancaster, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Lancaster County in Pennsylvania.