Please note that the Board Meeting on 4/18/24 will be at an off-site location - Tec Centro Southwest, 57 Laurel Street, Lancaster PA 17603, click here for the link to attend virtually.

August 2021 County Workforce Profile Released

The latest County Workforce profile indicates 400 people joined the workforce in July, although that is still more than 5,000 less workers who were in the labor pool a year ago. The unemployment rate (percentage of the total labor force that is unemployed but actively seeking employment and willing to work) however has remained relatively steady in the last quarter, reported at 4.7% in July, a stark contrast from a year ago when the rate was 10.6% and included 30,000 unemployed workers. Jobs continue to grow in Lancaster, noting a 3.5% increase over the year (+8,300) and up .5% over the month. Four out of ten industry supersectors experienced an increase, led by leisure and hospitality which added 2,000 jobs. View the entire report here.