Department of Numbers

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 67,400 jobs in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 67,110 employed persons for the month. Hattiesburg lost 100 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 177 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hattiesburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 67,400 -100 +2,100
CPS 67,110 +177 +1,256

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 July 2019 at 67,500. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Hattiesburg according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in August 2019 for Hattiesburg is at a new high of 67,110.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 67,400 -100 67,110 177
July 2019 67,500 100 66,933 237
June 2019 67,400 300 66,696 208
May 2019 67,100 -100 66,488 189
April 2019 67,200 300 66,299 73
March 2019 66,900 200 66,226 6
February 2019 66,700 -300 66,220 -18
January 2019 67,000 700 66,238 109
December 2018 66,300 100 66,129 -8
November 2018 66,200 100 66,137 25
October 2018 66,100 699 66,112 114
September 2018 65,400 100 65,998 144