Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 338,200 jobs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 282,144 employed persons for the month. Harrisburg added 1,000 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 730 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisburg job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Harrisburg as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.
CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
Total Employment for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
CES employment for Harrisburg peaked in August 2016 at 340,100. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 337,000 in September 2016, Harrisburg has gained 1,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 287,257 for Harrisburg in February 2016. 5,113 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Employment History