What kind of jobs are there in Harrisburg, PA?

The state government and the federal government employ a large number of area residents. In the private sector, companies like The Hershey Co., Rite Aid and D&H Distributing provide jobs for many locals. The health care and technology industries have impacted the Harrisburg job market recently by hiring many workers for service-related positions. Job growth also exists in the education, trucking and nursing industries.

Unemployment for the Harrisburg metropolitan area is below the national average.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.6 /10

How we calculate this.


Harrisburg has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Harrisburg
$47,220

USA
$49,630

Unemployment Rate this Year

4.1%
of people are without a job

0.3% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Harrisburg

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
47,400
Nursing Aide
Salary: $22k - $31k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
23,900
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18k - $26k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
19,600
Janitor
Salary: $20k - $31k

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