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



Unemployment Rate this Year

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
Nursing Aide
Salary: $22k - $31k

Accommodation and Food Services

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

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $20k - $31k


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