Department of Numbers

Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 346,700 jobs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 284,990 employed persons for the month. Harrisburg lost 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 407 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 346,700 -200 +7,200
CPS 284,990 -407 +1,820

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 July 2017 at 348,300. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 288,356 for Harrisburg in July 2017. 3,366 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 346,700 -200 284,990 -407
October 2017 346,900 -400 285,397 -898
September 2017 347,300 -800 286,295 -928
August 2017 348,100 -200 287,223 -1,133
July 2017 348,300 2,200 288,356 356
June 2017 346,100 1,300 288,000 1,483
May 2017 344,800 2,000 286,517 649
April 2017 342,800 2,700 285,868 1,578
March 2017 340,100 -1,800 284,290 86
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