Economy
Sector Share of Total Jobs

Decreasing


Share of Jobs by Sector, 2019

What does this measure?

The number of jobs in specific sectors, shown as a percentage of total jobs.

Why is this important?

The share of jobs by sector is a key indicator of the structure of the economy in a county.

How does our county compare?

In 2019, Trade, Transportation, and Utilities made up the largest sector of jobs in Lancaster County, at 22%, up slightly from 2001. Healthcare and Social Assistance comprised 12% of the total, up 3% since 2001. Professional and Business Services comprised 11% of the total, up 1 percentage point from 2001, while the Manufacturing sector was responsible for 12% of jobs in the County, down from 19% in 2001. Construction jobs climbed from 7% to 8% during this period, while Financial Activities (8%) increased by 1 percentage point and Government jobs decreased by 1 percentage point from 2001 to 2019.

The United States (17%) and Pennsylvania (18%) both had lower shares of Trade, Transportation, and Utilities jobs compared to Lancaster County in 2019. Manufacturing jobs comprised a substantially smaller percentage of jobs in the nation (7%) and state (8%).

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities was the largest sector in Berks, Cumberland, Lebanon and York counties, while Government was the largest employer in Dauphin County and Professional and Business Services was the largest employer in Chester County.

Notes about the data

County-level estimates are based on relatively small samples, and the true number may vary considerably from the estimate. Data for this indicator are released annually in November.

Share of Jobs by Sector, 2019
AgricultureConstructionEducational ServicesFinancial ActivitiesGovernmentHealth Care and Social AssistanceInformationLeisure and HospitalityManufacturingNatural Resources and MiningOther ServicesProfessional and Business ServicesTrade, Transportation, and Utilities
Pennsylvania1%5%4%10%10%15%1%9%8%1%6%14%18%
Lancaster County2%8%2%8%6%12%1%9%12%1%6%11%22%
Berks County1%5%2%7%10%14%1%8%14%0%6%14%18%
Chester County2%5%3%15%7%11%2%8%5%1%6%20%16%
Cumberland County1%4%3%10%10%10%1%8%5%0%5%17%24%
Dauphin County0%4%2%8%18%15%1%10%5%N/A5%13%17%
Lebanon County2%5%2%6%12%12%1%7%14%0%6%10%18%
York County1%7%2%7%9%12%1%8%14%0%6%13%19%

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis




Total Jobs by Sector, 2019
AgricultureConstructionEducational ServicesFinancial ActivitiesGovernmentHealth Care and Social AssistanceInformationLeisure and HospitalityManufacturingNatural Resources and MiningOther ServicesProfessional and Business ServicesTrade, Transportation, and Utilities
Pennsylvania68,971402,150312,645757,447772,2631,152,004105,741701,696605,21360,372438,2381,094,6721,402,367
Lancaster County6,95026,0688,35426,45822,43743,2873,71730,92341,2392,49820,09939,18675,794
Berks County2,88212,1403,86916,58722,91332,3211,67018,32733,2811,14213,00732,45242,262
Chester County5,68818,42710,36656,08926,96641,0077,83827,99219,4952,76820,48972,90157,023
Cumberland County1,5337,4235,88918,60118,38818,9472,00014,0439,7814589,87330,34944,531
Dauphin County8088,4305,77219,85741,78335,4862,39323,23512,817N/A11,45431,54640,657
Lebanon County1,4253,5381,6854,1878,4788,1581,0435,1249,8333494,0686,99512,880
York County2,65717,2433,80918,16921,28529,1772,06819,84733,01773815,66732,09247,383

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis




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


Loading...