Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 305,000 jobs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 259,158 employed persons for the month. Harrisburg lost 49,500 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 29,775 (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 November 2019 at 355,700. Since then 50,700 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 294,313 for Harrisburg in December 2019. 35,155 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Employment History