Statistics

Top 10 Employers by Employment in Q1 of 2022 (Reported as of August 2022)

  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. Westminster College
  8. State Government
  9. Ellwood City Forge Company
  10. The Tamarkin Company
Source:
PA Department of Labor & Industry; Center for Workforce Information & Analysis –  August 2022
West Central Workforce Development Area; Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages 

OnLine Job Postings in Lawrence County

July 2022:  701 vs. July 2021:  812
Source:  
PA Department of Labor & Industry; Center for Workforce Information & Analysis – August 2022
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Top 5 Industries by % of Employment in Lawrence County

  1. Healthcare & Social Services 21.4% 
  2. Manufacturing 12.5%
  3. Retail Trade 20.0%
  4. Educational Services 8.7%
  5. Accommodation & Food Services 8.5% 

Source:  A Department of Labor & IndustryCenter for Workforce Information & Analysis – August 2022West Central Workforce Development AreaQuarterly Census of Employment  

Top 10 – 2022-2023 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

Physical Therapist Assistants

Associate Degree 

10.0% 

15

Supervisors – Personal Service Workers

Work Experience

8.8% 

37

Registered Nurses

Bachelor’s Degree+

8.2% 

100

Brickmasons & Blockmasons

Long Term, On-The-Job Training

7.7% 

15

Child, Family & School Social Workers

Bachelor’s Degree

6.7% 

49

Computer User Support Specialists

Post-Secondary

6.7% 

14

Supervisors – Construction & Extraction Workers

Work Experience

5.6% 

21

Carpenters

Long Term, On-The-Job Training 

5.6% 

60

Source: PA Department of Labor & Industry; Center for Workforce Information & Analysis – August 1, 2022 thru July 31, 2023West Central Workforce Development Area 

Top 10 – 2022-2023 High Priority Occupations for Lawrence/Mercer County – Ranked by Expected Annual Openings

Occupation 

Education Attainment 

Annual Openings 

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

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

Electricians

Long Term; On-The-Job Training

63

Carpenters 

Long Term; On-The-Job Training 

60 

Supervisors – Production & Operating Workers

Work Experience

60

Source: PA Department of Labor & IndustryCenter for Workforce Information & Analysis – August 1, 2022 thru July 31, 2023West 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 

Software Developers, Systems Software

Bachelor’s Degree 

Software Developers

Bachelor’s Degree

Registered Nurses

Bachelor’s Degree

Computer Systems Analysts

Bachelor’s Degree 

Dental Hygienists

Associate Degree 

Supervisors – Construction & Extraction Workers

Work Experience 

Middle School Teachers

Bachelor’s Degree+

Network & Computer Systems Administrators

Bachelor’s Degree

Computer Network Architects

Bachelor’s Degree+ 

Source: PA Department of Labor & IndustryCenter for Workforce Information & Analysis – August 1, 2022 thru July 31, 2023; West Central Workforce Development Area 

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