County Occupational Projections

Click here to view the 2014-2024 (long-term) occupational projections for Lancaster County. These long-term projections should be used primarily as a reference tool for career guidance, job search assistance and training program planning.

While these data are most useful when used in conjunction with other economic data, it is important to focus on the Level (number) of Change rather than the Percent of Change. These forecasts are estimates of occupational employment levels and trends, not exact counts. They include estimates for growth as well as to replace retiring workers.

Events may occur during the ten-year forecast period that are impossible to predict such as a ressession or dramatic, sudden changes such as the shale industry. 

All data in this publication were prepared by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis (CWIA).