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Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 345,300 jobs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 287,953 employed persons for the month. Harrisburg lost 600 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 301 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 345,300 -600 -1,800
CPS 287,953 -301 +1,557

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 April 2019 at 348,800. Since then 3,500 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 288,365 for Harrisburg in April 2019. 412 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 345,300 -600 287,953 -301
June 2019 345,900 -1,700 288,254 -84
May 2019 347,600 -1,200 288,338 -27
April 2019 348,800 3,500 288,365 228
March 2019 345,300 -1,400 288,137 -107
February 2019 346,700 -1,000 288,244 397
January 2019 347,700 -600 287,847 423
December 2018 348,300 300 287,424 -60
November 2018 348,000 300 287,484 -33
October 2018 347,700 -300 287,517 217
September 2018 348,000 -100 287,300 402
August 2018 348,100 1,000 286,898 502