Department of Numbers

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 65,900 jobs in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 67,107 employed persons for the month. Hattiesburg added 900 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hattiesburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,900 +900 -100
CPS 67,107 +3 +1,812

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 100 jobs have been lost in Hattiesburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,200 in April 2020, Hattiesburg has gained 6,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,152 for Hattiesburg in September 2020. 45 jobs have been lost in Hattiesburg since then according to the household survey. From a October 2020 low of 67,104, Hattiesburg has added 3 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 65,900 900 67,107 3
October 2020 65,000 300 67,104 -48
September 2020 64,700 100 67,152 4,008
August 2020 64,599 899 63,144 2,890
July 2020 63,700 1,300 60,254 1,295
June 2020 62,400 1,100 58,959 133
May 2020 61,300 2,100 58,826 4,695
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