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Hattiesburg, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 61,300 jobs in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,638 employed persons for the month. Hattiesburg added 2,100 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,507 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hattiesburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,300 +2,100 -4,200
CPS 58,638 +4,507 -6,169

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 November 2019 at 66,000. Since then 4,700 jobs have been lost in Hattiesburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,200 in April 2020, Hattiesburg has gained 2,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,327 for Hattiesburg in December 2019. 6,689 jobs have been lost in Hattiesburg since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 54,131, Hattiesburg has added 4,507 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 61,300 2,100 58,638 4,507
April 2020 59,200 -6,800 54,131 -11,163
March 2020 66,000 100 65,294 78
February 2020 65,900 0 65,216 -43
January 2020 65,900 400 65,259 -68
December 2019 65,500 -500 65,327 32
November 2019 66,000 200 65,295 41
October 2019 65,800 399 65,254 68
September 2019 65,400 -99 65,186 93
August 2019 65,500 0 65,093 109
July 2019 65,500 99 64,984 103
June 2019 65,400 -99 64,881 74