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Harrisburg has the 538th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 10.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Harrisburg area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Harrisburg has the 78th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Harrisburg is below average at $46,520, and the median cost of a home in Harrisburg is $126,100, which is below the national average. 20% of workers in Harrisburg hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 84% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Harrisburg. 80% of Harrisburg workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Harrisburg spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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PA CareerLink Capitol Region

100 N Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101