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Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 340,400 jobs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 284,379 employed persons for the month. Harrisburg lost 1,500 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 175 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 340,400 -1,500 +3,300
CPS 284,379 +175 +470

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 February 2017 at 341,900. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Harrisburg is at a new high of 284,379.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 340,400 -1,500 284,379 175
February 2017 341,900 600 284,204 147
January 2017 341,300 1,400 284,057 1,062
December 2016 339,900 400 282,995 -175
November 2016 339,500 -500 283,170 -163
October 2016 340,000 200 283,333 -5
September 2016 339,800 1,800 283,338 112
August 2016 338,000 -500 283,226 61
July 2016 338,500 1,500 283,165 -3
June 2016 337,000 200 283,168 -106
May 2016 336,800 -500 283,274 -289
April 2016 337,300 200 283,563 -346