Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 362,300 jobs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in May 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 299,435 employed persons for the month. Harrisburg added 1,000 jobs in May 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 53 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisburg job growth to job growth in other cities.
|Employment Survey||May 2023||Month/Month||Year/Year|
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 January 2023 at 362,400. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 361,300 in April 2023, Harrisburg has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in May 2023 for Harrisburg is at a new high of 299,435.
Employment: CES, CPS
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Employment History