Department of Numbers

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 64,300 jobs in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 66,404 employed persons for the month. Hattiesburg lost 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 196 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hattiesburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,300 -200 -1,000
CPS 66,404 -196 +1,188

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 1,600 jobs have been lost in Hattiesburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,100 in April 2020, Hattiesburg has gained 6,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,152 for Hattiesburg in September 2020. 748 jobs have been lost in Hattiesburg since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 64,300 -200 66,404 -196
January 2021 64,500 400 66,600 -185
December 2020 64,099 -500 66,785 -162
November 2020 64,599 599 66,947 -157
October 2020 64,000 500 67,104 -48
September 2020 63,500 100 67,152 4,008
August 2020 63,400 900 63,144 2,890
July 2020 62,500 600 60,254 1,295
June 2020 61,900 1,900 58,959 133
May 2020 60,000 1,900 58,826 4,695
April 2020 58,100 -7,100 54,131 -11,163
March 2020 65,200 -100 65,294 78