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Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 353,200 jobs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 293,162 employed persons for the month. Harrisburg added 700 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,379 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 353,200 +700 +15,000
CPS 293,162 +2,379 +8,277

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 2020 at 354,200. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 299,200 in April 2020, Harrisburg has gained 54,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 294,821 for Harrisburg in December 2019. 1,659 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 254,255, Harrisburg has added 38,907 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 353,200 700 293,162 2,379
February 2022 352,500 4,800 290,783 2,069
January 2022 347,700 2,300 288,714 1,237
December 2021 345,400 -500 287,477 -90
November 2021 345,900 1,900 287,567 193
October 2021 344,000 3,500 287,374 1,011
September 2021 340,500 -300 286,363 1,298
August 2021 340,800 1,300 285,065 1,061
July 2021 339,500 900 284,004 499
June 2021 338,600 500 283,505 -166
May 2021 338,100 500 283,671 -528
April 2021 337,600 -600 284,199 -686