Department of Numbers

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 64,500 jobs in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,460 employed persons for the month. Hattiesburg lost 800 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 457 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hattiesburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,500 -800 +1,300
CPS 65,460 -457 +1,910

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Hattiesburg as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Hattiesburg, Mississippi

CES employment for Hattiesburg peaked in June 2017 at 65,300. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Hattiesburg according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,184 for Hattiesburg in April 2017. 724 jobs have been lost in Hattiesburg since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 64,500 -800 65,460 -457
June 2017 65,300 600 65,917 -213
May 2017 64,700 299 66,130 -54
April 2017 64,400 100 66,184 70
March 2017 64,300 -200 66,114 -61
February 2017 64,500 400 66,175 945
January 2017 64,099 699 65,230 838
December 2016 63,400 -300 64,392 -36
November 2016 63,700 -100 64,428 72
October 2016 63,800 100 64,356 218
September 2016 63,700 100 64,138 279
August 2016 63,600 400 63,859 309