When we last looked at the Harrisburg economy six months ago, indicators were largely positive. In terms of unemployment rates, the Harrisburg-Carlisle region was faring significantly better than the nation, at a rate 1.2 percent percent lower than the national average.
So how are things looking now?
Download the “Harrisburg-Carlisle.pdf” file on this Selected BLS Economic Indicators page to see how the Harrisburg-Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) stacks up against Pennsylvania and the nation.
The latest statistics show the Harrisburg-Carlisle MSA’s unemployment rate at 6.6% – once again, significantly lower than the national (7.4%) and state (7.3%) rates. In addition, total nonfarm employment is also up 1% in the Harrisburg area from the same time last year. Improvements in nonfarm employment locally are slightly higher than the state average (.8% increase), but lower than the improvement seen nationwide (U.S. nonfarm employment edged up 1.4%).
For comprehensive employment statistics, follow this link:
Or, visit the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC’s website to get a summary of the Harrisburg Regional 2013 Economic Forecast meeting held yesterday. The meeting covered the status of the nation’s economic expansion, as well as external factors (such as the European sovereign debt crisis) that threaten our continued recovery.
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