Department of Numbers

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 66,700 jobs in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 66,195 employed persons for the month. Hattiesburg lost 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 271 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hattiesburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,700 -300 +2,000
CPS 66,195 -271 +339

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

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Hattiesburg 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 Hattiesburg, Mississippi

CES employment for Hattiesburg peaked in January 2019 at 67,000. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Hattiesburg according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,902 for Hattiesburg in July 2018. 707 jobs have been lost in Hattiesburg since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 66,700 -300 66,195 -271
January 2019 67,000 700 66,466 -18
December 2018 66,300 100 66,484 -49
November 2018 66,200 100 66,533 151
October 2018 66,100 699 66,382 -158
September 2018 65,400 100 66,540 -133
August 2018 65,300 0 66,673 -229
July 2018 65,300 100 66,902 453
June 2018 65,200 299 66,449 -87
May 2018 64,900 100 66,536 526
April 2018 64,800 0 66,010 32
March 2018 64,800 100 65,978 122