Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 336,700 jobs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 281,552 employed persons for the month. Harrisburg added 100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 757 (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 December 2019 at 354,300. Since then 17,600 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 298,500 in April 2020, Harrisburg has gained 38,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 293,511 for Harrisburg in February 2020. 11,959 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 253,792, Harrisburg has added 27,760 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Employment History