Economy
Change in Employment by Sector

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Change in Jobs by Sector, 2019

What does this measure?

The net growth or decline in jobs by sector, shown as a percentage gain or loss.

Why is this important?

Job growth by sector is a key indicator of economic vitality, and reveals how the structure of industry and the composition of employment in the county are changing.

How does our county compare?

From 2001 to 2019, total jobs in Lancaster County increased 21%. This is slightly below the U.S. rate (23%), but above Pennsylvania's overall rate (14%). Among the county's larger sectors, jobs were up 25% in Trade, Transportation and Utilities, up 40% in Professional and Business Services, up 65% in Health Care and Social Assistance and down 24% in Manufacturing. Education saw the largest increase in jobs during this period, at 104%.

Neighboring counties had increases in total jobs ranging from 12% in Berks to 30% in Chester. Every county also saw large declines in Manufacturing jobs during this period, except for Lebanon, with a more modest 4% decline.

Notes about the data

County employment estimates are reported by place of work, not place of residence. Data for this indicator are released annually in November.

Change in Jobs by Sector, 2019
AgricultureConstructionEducational ServicesFinancial ActivitiesGovernmentHealth Care and Social AssistanceInformationLeisure and HospitalityManufacturingNatural Resources and MiningOther ServicesProfessional and Business ServicesTrade, Transportation, and UtilitiesTotal
Pennsylvania-17%7%41%43%-3%41%-28%32%-28%41%13%34%6%14%
Lancaster County-11%25%104%41%5%65%-21%39%-24%45%21%40%25%21%
Berks County-17%2%50%20%6%69%-31%23%-16%1%13%32%4%12%
Chester County5%15%88%63%18%59%21%59%-38%68%26%49%12%30%
Cumberland County1%N/A63%17%-2%27%N/A37%-22%73%27%57%14%17%
Dauphin County-22%-6%83%17%-7%62%-48%34%-23%N/A17%55%5%14%
Lebanon County-18%5%93%219%16%28%N/A31%-4%N/A14%70%-5%20%
York County-20%20%43%60%12%52%-28%25%-26%-9%25%55%7%15%

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Notes: N/A - Data not disclosed or not reported.




Total Jobs by Sector, 2019
AgricultureConstructionEducational ServicesFinancial ActivitiesGovernmentHealth Care and Social AssistanceInformationLeisure and HospitalityManufacturingNatural Resources and MiningOther ServicesProfessional and Business ServicesTrade, Transportation, and UtilitiesTotal
Pennsylvania68,971402,150312,645757,447772,2631,152,004105,741701,696605,21360,372438,2381,094,6721,402,3677,873,779
Lancaster County6,95026,0688,35426,45822,43743,2873,71730,92341,2392,49820,09939,18675,794347,010
Berks County2,88212,1403,86916,58722,91332,3211,67018,32733,2811,14213,00732,45242,262232,853
Chester County5,68818,42710,36656,08926,96641,0077,83827,99219,4952,76820,48972,90157,023367,049
Cumberland County1,5337,4235,88918,60118,38818,9472,00014,0439,7814589,87330,34944,531181,816
Dauphin County8088,4305,77219,85741,78335,4862,39323,23512,817N/A11,45431,54640,657234,540
Lebanon County1,4253,5381,6854,1878,4788,1581,0435,1249,8333494,0686,99512,88069,994
York County2,65717,2433,80918,16921,28529,1772,06819,84733,01773815,66732,09247,383243,152

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Notes: N/A - Data not disclosed or not reported.




INDICATORS TREND
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 3 English Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 3 Math Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 English Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 Math Not Applicable
Student Performance in Grade 11 English Not Applicable
Student Performance in Grade 11 Math Decreasing
Per-Student Spending Maintaining
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Maintaining
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Disengaged Youth Maintaining
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
Enrollment in Local Colleges Decreasing
College Graduation Rates Decreasing
Brain Drain/Gain Increasing
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Average Charitable Giving Maintaining
Voter Registration Rate Not Applicable
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Age of Housing Stock Not Applicable
Violent Crime Rate Maintaining
Incarceration Rate Maintaining
Incarceration Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Population Density Increasing
Air Quality Increasing
Water Use Decreasing
Waterways Impaired by Pollution Not Applicable
Population by Age Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age and Gender Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People with Disabilities Increasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Language Diversity Increasing
Change in Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Sector Share of Total Jobs Not Applicable
Workers by Occupation Not Applicable
Change in Labor Force Maintaining
People Entering/Leaving County/Region for Work Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 Increasing
Female to Male Earnings Ratio Maintaining
Employer Size Not Applicable
Change in Number of Businesses by Sector Increasing
Change in Total Agricultural Sales Increasing
Spending for Local Government Maintaining
Spending for School Districts Maintaining
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Working Poor Maintaining
Median Household Income by Household Type Not Applicable
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Living Wage Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Receiving Temporary Assistance Increasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
Median Home Value Maintaining
Occupied Housing Units Decreasing
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Cost of Homeownership by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Rent Maintaining
Cost of Renting Increasing
Households Without Vehicles Maintaining
Means of Transportation to Work, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Health Status Maintaining
Prevalence of Mental Illness Maintaining
Adults Who are Overweight or Obese Not Applicable
Mortality Rates Decreasing
Fatal Drug Overdoses Increasing
Cancer Incidence Decreasing
Households With Internet Access Not Applicable
High-Tech Jobs Increasing
STEM Graduates Increasing
Science and Engineering Research and Development Maintaining
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Incarceration Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Children in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Cost of Homeownership by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable


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