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Harrisonburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 68,700 jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,861 employed persons for the month. Harrisonburg added 500 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 338 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisonburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,700 +500 +1,700
CPS 63,861 +338 +1,572

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

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Harrisonburg 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 Harrisonburg, Virginia

CES employment for Harrisonburg in July 2017 is at a new high of 68,700.

CPS employment in July 2017 for Harrisonburg is at a new high of 63,861.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 68,700 500 63,861 338
June 2017 68,200 100 63,523 323
May 2017 68,100 0 63,200 -338
April 2017 68,100 100 63,538 502
March 2017 68,000 -100 63,036 23
February 2017 68,100 400 63,013 302
January 2017 67,700 0 62,711 -582
December 2016 67,700 200 63,293 130
November 2016 67,500 100 63,163 53
October 2016 67,400 200 63,110 4
September 2016 67,200 0 63,106 266
August 2016 67,200 200 62,840 551