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.
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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
Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment History