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Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA: Nonfarm employment and labor force data

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2023

352.3 353.6 355.8 359.3 360.8 362.3 360.7 361.4 361.5 363.0 365.6 364.2 360.0

2024

355.9 358.2 359.1 (p)362.3                  

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2023

11.8 11.8 12.0 12.3 12.6 13.0 13.1 13.0 12.8 12.7 12.6 12.4 12.5

2024

12.0 11.9 12.2 (p)12.6                  

Manufacturing

2023

22.2 22.2 22.4 22.5 22.5 22.3 22.5 22.4 22.2 22.2 22.2 22.2 22.3

2024

22.1 22.0 22.0 (p)22.1                  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2023

80.2 78.9 79.2 78.8 79.4 79.4 78.0 78.0 78.7 79.4 81.3 82.2 79.5

2024

78.8 78.0 77.7 (p)77.7                  

Information

2023

3.4 3.5 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.4

2024

3.4 3.4 3.4 (p)3.4                  

Financial Activities

2023

20.6 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.8 21.0 20.8 20.7 20.6 20.7 20.7 20.8 20.7

2024

20.8 20.7 20.8 (p)20.9                  

Professional & Business Services

2023

50.3 50.3 50.3 50.6 50.4 50.0 50.2 50.1 50.4 50.3 50.4 49.5 50.2

2024

48.5 48.4 48.4 (p)49.3                  

Educational & Health Services

2023

65.9 66.9 67.3 67.6 67.7 67.3 67.4 67.9 69.1 69.8 70.1 69.9 68.1

2024

68.9 70.7 70.9 (p)71.0                  

Leisure & Hospitality

2023

27.6 27.7 28.5 30.8 32.2 34.1 34.2 34.3 31.2 30.8 30.5 30.0 31.0

2024

29.0 29.2 29.9 (p)31.4                  

Other Services

2023

15.2 15.2 15.4 15.5 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.7 15.4 15.5

2024

15.5 15.5 15.1 (p)15.1                  

Government

2023

55.1 56.5 56.7 57.0 56.3 56.2 55.4 55.9 57.4 58.0 58.6 58.4 56.8

2024

56.9 58.4 58.7 (p)58.8                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2023

(t)305,085 (t)305,498 (t)305,846 (t)306,820 (t)308,868 (t)312,328 (t)313,344 (t)314,950 (t)310,216 (t)310,774 (t)311,390 (t)307,898 (t)309,418

2024

308,182 311,750 312,995 (p)312,704                  

Employment

2023

(t)295,116 (t)295,074 (t)297,158 (t)299,312 (t)300,326 (t)302,345 (t)303,229 (t)303,156 (t)301,720 (t)302,093 (t)303,691 (t)300,412 (t)300,303

2024

299,216 302,122 303,589 (p)304,463                  

Unemployment

2023

(t)9,969 (t)10,424 (t)8,688 (t)7,508 (t)8,542 (t)9,983 (t)10,115 (t)11,794 (t)8,496 (t)8,681 (t)7,699 (t)7,486 (t)9,115

2024

8,966 9,628 9,406 (p)8,241                  

Unemployment Rate

2023

(t)3.3 (t)3.4 (t)2.8 (t)2.4 (t)2.8 (t)3.2 (t)3.2 (t)3.7 (t)2.7 (t)2.8 (t)2.5 (t)2.4 (t)2.9

2024

2.9 3.1 3.0 (p)2.6                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(t) Data were subject to revision on April 19, 2024.

The Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties in Pennsylvania.