Department of Numbers

Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 348,500 jobs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 287,157 employed persons for the month. Harrisburg added 500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 858 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 348,500 +500 +4,700
CPS 287,157 +858 +3,856

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 348,500.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Harrisburg is at a new high of 287,157.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 348,500 500 287,157 858
September 2018 348,000 1,700 286,299 979
August 2018 346,300 -500 285,320 -103
July 2018 346,800 2,600 285,423 1,908
June 2018 344,200 -900 283,515 1,046
May 2018 345,100 400 282,469 983
April 2018 344,700 500 281,486 -182
March 2018 344,200 500 281,668 -754
February 2018 343,700 1,000 282,422 433
January 2018 342,700 -300 281,989 -132
December 2017 343,000 -100 282,121 -570
November 2017 343,100 -700 282,691 -610