Department of Numbers

Harrisonburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 68,700 jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,271 employed persons for the month. Harrisonburg lost 400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 237 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisonburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,700 -400 +1,200
CPS 64,271 -237 +1,108

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 September 2017 at 69,100. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,750 for Harrisonburg in September 2017. 479 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 68,700 -400 64,271 -237
October 2017 69,100 0 64,508 -242
September 2017 69,100 200 64,750 885
August 2017 68,900 200 63,865 -16
July 2017 68,700 500 63,881 358
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