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Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 343,600 jobs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 282,522 employed persons for the month. Harrisburg added 900 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 77 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 343,600 +900 +2,100
CPS 282,522 -77 -1,682

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 October 2017 at 343,800. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 342,700 in January 2018, Harrisburg has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 288,356 for Harrisburg in July 2017. 5,834 jobs have been lost in Harrisburg since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 343,600 900 282,522 -77
January 2018 342,700 -300 282,599 -1,001
December 2017 343,000 -100 283,600 -1,177
November 2017 343,100 -700 284,777 -620
October 2017 343,800 100 285,397 -898
September 2017 343,700 500 286,295 -928
August 2017 343,200 600 287,223 -1,133
July 2017 342,600 100 288,356 356
June 2017 342,500 1,100 288,000 1,483
May 2017 341,400 -800 286,517 649
April 2017 342,200 1,500 285,868 1,578
March 2017 340,700 -800 284,290 86