Department of Numbers

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 64,099 jobs in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,192 employed persons for the month. Hattiesburg added 99 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 127 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hattiesburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,099 +99 +1,199
CPS 65,192 +127 +1,210

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 October 2016 at 64,400. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Hattiesburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 64,000 in November 2016, Hattiesburg has gained 99 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Hattiesburg is at a new high of 65,192.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 64,099 99 65,192 127
November 2016 64,000 -400 65,065 -34
October 2016 64,400 100 65,099 698
September 2016 64,300 600 64,401 568
August 2016 63,700 -500 63,833 -244
July 2016 64,200 500 64,077 247
June 2016 63,700 -100 63,830 -483
May 2016 63,800 300 64,313 233
April 2016 63,500 300 64,080 -283
March 2016 63,200 -200 64,363 -414
February 2016 63,400 400 64,777 179
January 2016 63,000 100 64,598 616