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Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 347,600 jobs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 289,482 employed persons for the month. Harrisburg lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 448 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 347,600 -100 +2,800
CPS 289,482 +448 +7,060

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 2018 at 348,300. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Harrisburg is at a new high of 289,482.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 347,600 -100 289,482 448
January 2019 347,700 -600 289,034 352
December 2018 348,300 300 288,682 807
November 2018 348,000 300 287,875 798
October 2018 347,700 -300 287,077 778
September 2018 348,000 -100 286,299 979
August 2018 348,100 1,000 285,320 -103
July 2018 347,100 500 285,423 1,908
June 2018 346,600 700 283,515 1,046
May 2018 345,900 -200 282,469 983
April 2018 346,100 400 281,486 -182
March 2018 345,700 900 281,668 -754