Statistics

Top 10 Employers by Employment in Q3 of 2020 (Reported as of April 2021)

  1. UPMC-Jameson 
  2. DON Services Inc 
  3. Excel Companion Care LLC
  4. Kiewit Powere Constructors Co
  5. County of Lawrence
  6. New Castle Area School District 
  7. Wal-Mart Associates Inc
  8. Westminster College
  9. State Government
  10. ISS Facility Services Inc
Source:
PA Department of Labor & Industry; Center for Workforce Information & Analysis –  April 2021
West Central Workforce Development Area; Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages 

OnLine Job Postings in Lawrence County

February 2021:  381 vs. February 2020:  299
(27.4% Change)
Source:  
PA Department of Labor & Industry; Center for Workforce Information & AnalysisApril 2021
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Top 5 Industries by % of Employment in Lawrence County

  1. Healthcare & Social Services 20.7% 
  2. Manufacturing 12.5%
  3. Retail Trade 10.7%
  4. Accommodation & Food Services 8.6%
  5. Educational Services 8.3% 

Source:  A Department of Labor & IndustryCenter for Workforce Information & Analysis – April 2021West Central Workforce Development AreaQuarterly Census of Employment  

Top 10 – 2020 High Priority Occupations for Lawrence/Mercer County – Ranked by Employment % increase expected due to projected need in 2026

Occupation 

Education Attainment 

% Increase Expected by 2026

Annual Openings 

Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics 

PostSecondary Training Program

16.0% 

20 

Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers

Postsecondary Training+ 

15.4% 

15 

Construction Laborers

Short Term/On the Job Training 

11.6% 

82 

Operating Engineers 

Moderate Term/On the Job Training  

11.1% 

55 

Registered Nurses 

Bachelor’s Degree 

10.9% 

94 

Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists

Long Term/On the Job Training 

9.5% 

22 

Social & Human Service Assistants 

Short Term/On the Job Training 

9.4% 

42 

Accountants & Auditors

Bachelor’s Degree

8.3% 

59 

License Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses

Postsecondary Training Program

8.3% 

48 

Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 

Postsecondary Training Program 

8.1% 

175 

Source: PA Department of Labor & Industry; Center for Workforce Information & Analysis – April 2021West Central Workforce Development Area 

Top 10 – 2020 High Priority Occupations for Lawrence/Mercer County – Ranked by Expected Annual Openings

Occupation 

Education Attainment 

Annual Openings 

Customer Service Representatives

Short Term/On the Job Training 

184 

Nursing Assistants 

PostSecondary Training Program 

181 

Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 

PostSecondary Training Program 

175 

Maintenance & Repair Workers, General 

Moderate Term/On the Job Training 

98 

Supervisors – Retail Sales Workers 

High Diploma / Work Experience 

96 

Registered Nurses 

Bachelor’s Degree

94 

Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks 

Postsecondary Training Program+ 

92

Construction Laborers

Short Term/On the Job Training 

82 

General & Operations Managers 

Bachelor’s Degree+ 

79 

Supervisors – Office & Administrative Support Workers 

High School Diploma/Work Experience 

71 

Source: PA Department of Labor & IndustryCenter for Workforce Information & Analysis – April 2021West Central Workforce Development Area 

Top 10 – High Priority Occupations for Lawrence/Mercer County – Ranked by Entry Level Wages (2020)

Occupation 

Education Attainment 

General Operations Managers 

Bachelor’s Degree+ 

Accountants & Auditors

Bachelor’s Degree 

Registered Nurses  

Bachelor’s Degree 

Electricians

Long Term Training &/or Apprenticeship 

Supervisors – Production & Operating Workers 

High School Diploma/Work Experience 

Supervisors – Mechanics, Installers & Repairers 

High School Diploma/Work Experience 

Supervisors – Office & Administrative Support Workers

High School Diploma/Work Experience 

Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

Moderate Term/On the Job Training

Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers

PostSecondary Training Program 

Production, Planning & Expediting Clerks 

Moderate Term/On the Job Training 

Source: PA Department of Labor & IndustryCenter for Workforce Information & Analysis – April 2021; West Central Workforce Development Area 

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