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Harrisonburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 64,800 jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,053 employed persons for the month. Harrisonburg added 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 680 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisonburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,800 +300 +100
CPS 61,053 +680 +221

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 peaked in April 2016 at 65,200. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 64,400 in May 2016, Harrisonburg has gained 399 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 63,412 for Harrisonburg in November 2006. 2,359 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 58,001, Harrisonburg has added 3,052 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 64,800 300 61,053 680
November 2016 64,500 -200 60,373 -82
October 2016 64,700 0 60,455 -397
September 2016 64,700 299 60,852 393
August 2016 64,400 -199 60,459 222
July 2016 64,599 99 60,237 259
June 2016 64,500 99 59,978 -85
May 2016 64,400 -799 60,063 -344
April 2016 65,200 100 60,407 60
March 2016 65,099 0 60,347 -232
February 2016 65,099 399 60,579 254
January 2016 64,700 0 60,325 -507