Statistics

Top 10 Employers by Employment in Q2 of 2021 (Reported as of December 2021)

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

OnLine Job Postings in Lawrence County

November 2021:  292 vs. November 2021:  321
Source:  
PA Department of Labor & Industry; Center for Workforce Information & Analysis – December 2021
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Top 5 Industries by % of Employment in Lawrence County

  1. Healthcare & Social Services 20.8% 
  2. Manufacturing 12.8%
  3. Retail Trade 11.5%
  4. Educational Services 8.5%
  5. Accommodation & Food Services 8.1% 

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

Top 10 – 2021-2022 High Priority Occupations for Lawrence/Mercer County – Ranked by Employment % increase expected due to projected need in 2028

Occupation 

Education Attainment 

% Increase Expected by 2028

Annual Openings 

Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder & MH Counselors 

Bachelor’s Degree

20.7% 

78

Paralegals & Legal Assistants

Associate Degree 

20.0% 

13

Construction Laborers

Short Term/On the Job Training 

8.8% 

114

Supervisors – Personal Service Workers

Work Experience

8.8% 

37

Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics

Post-Secondary

8.3% 

19

Registered Nurses

Bachelor’s Degree 

8.2% 

100

Computer User Support Specialists

Post-Secondary Training

6.7% 

14

Child, Family & School Social Workers

Bachelor’s Degree

6.7% 

49

Operating Engineers

Moderate Term, On-The-Job Training

6.4% 

57

Carpenters

Long Term, On-The-Job Training 

5.6% 

60

Source: PA Department of Labor & Industry; Center for Workforce Information & Analysis – August 1, 2021 thru July 31, 2022West Central Workforce Development Area 

Top 10 – 2021-2022 High Priority Occupations for Lawrence/Mercer County – Ranked by Expected Annual Openings

Occupation 

Education Attainment 

Annual Openings 

Office Clerks, General

Short Term/On the Job Training 

228

Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Post-Secondary Training Program 

219

Customer Service Representatives 

Short Term, On-The-Job Training

180

Supervisors – Retail Sales Workers

High School Diploma/Work Experience 

121

Nursing Assistants 

Post-Secondary Training Program

115

Construction Laborers

Short Term, On-The-Job Training

114 

Registered Nurses

Bachelor’s Degree

100

Maintenance & Repair Workers, General

Moderate Term, On-The-Job Training 

89

Supervisors – Office & Administrative Support Workers 

High School Diploma/Work Experience

80

Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder & MH Counselors 

Bachelor’s Degree 

78 

Source: PA Department of Labor & IndustryCenter for Workforce Information & Analysis – August 1, 2021 thru July 31, 2022West Central Workforce Development Area 

Top 10 – High Priority Occupations for Lawrence/Mercer County – Ranked by Entry Level Wages (August 1, 2021 thru July 31, 2022)

Occupation 

Education Attainment 

Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers 

Long Term, On-The-Job Training 

Dental Hygienists

Associate Degree 

Supervisors – Non-Retail Sales Workers

High School Diploma / Work Experience

Supervisors – Mechanics, Installers & Repairers

Work Experience

Registered Nurses

Bachelor’s Degree 

Supervisors – Contruction & Extraction Workers

Work Experience 

Accountants & Auditors

Bachelor’s Degree 

Buying & Purchasing Agents

Bachelor’s Degree

Supervisors – Production & Operating Workers

Work Experience

Correctional Officers & Jailers

Moderate Term, On-The-Job Training 

Source: PA Department of Labor & IndustryCenter for Workforce Information & Analysis – August 1, 2021 thru July 31, 2022; West Central Workforce Development Area 

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