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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.




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