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Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 348,900 jobs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 288,588 employed persons for the month. Harrisburg added 2,800 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 588 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 348,900 +2,800 +10,400
CPS 288,588 +588 +5,423

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 in July 2017 is at a new high of 348,900.

CPS employment in July 2017 for Harrisburg is at a new high of 288,588.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 348,900 2,800 288,588 588
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
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