What kind of jobs are there in Lancaster, PA?

One of the biggest industries in the area is agriculture. Poultry and egg production are important to the Lancaster County farming business, as are cattle, milk and grains. The other leading industry in Lancaster is tourism. People flock to visit the Amish community, as well as the arts, history and entertainment offered in the area.

Health care is another big industry in Lancaster County, with Lancaster General Health and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital employing significant portions of the population. Additionally, the Kellogg's plant offers opportunities in the food distribution sector.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.3 /10

How we calculate this.

Lancaster has a comparable job market to similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2019

of people are without a job

0.3% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.