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Hattiesburg, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 65,600 jobs in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 66,169 employed persons for the month. Hattiesburg added 800 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 91 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hattiesburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,600 +800 +3,100
CPS 66,169 +91 +3,872

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 August 2019 at 65,900. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Hattiesburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,100 in April 2020, Hattiesburg has gained 7,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2021 for Hattiesburg is at a new high of 66,169.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 65,600 800 66,169 91
June 2021 64,800 200 66,078 -80
May 2021 64,599 199 66,158 106
April 2021 64,400 100 66,052 129
March 2021 64,300 0 65,923 99
February 2021 64,300 -200 65,824 212
January 2021 64,500 400 65,612 350
December 2020 64,099 -500 65,262 219
November 2020 64,599 599 65,043 323
October 2020 64,000 500 64,720 533
September 2020 63,500 100 64,187 781
August 2020 63,400 900 63,406 1,109