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Harrisonburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 68,000 jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,027 employed persons for the month. Harrisonburg lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 14 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisonburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,000 -100 +1,500
CPS 63,027 +14 +1,589

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 February 2017 at 68,100. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 63,412 for Harrisonburg in November 2006. 385 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 58,001, Harrisonburg has added 5,026 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 68,000 -100 63,027 14
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
July 2016 67,000 100 62,289 562
June 2016 66,900 200 61,727 296
May 2016 66,700 100 61,431 30
April 2016 66,600 100 61,401 -37