Department of Numbers

Harrisonburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 70,000 jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,549 employed persons for the month. Harrisonburg added 200 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 75 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisonburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,000 +200 +1,200
CPS 64,549 -75 +143

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Harrisonburg 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 Harrisonburg, Virginia

CES employment for Harrisonburg peaked in May 2022 at 70,700. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 69,300 in September 2022, Harrisonburg has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,377 for Harrisonburg in December 2019. 2,828 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 58,398, Harrisonburg has added 6,151 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 70,000 200 64,549 -75
October 2022 69,800 500 64,624 -66
September 2022 69,300 -1,000 64,690 -141
August 2022 70,300 300 64,831 10
July 2022 70,000 200 64,821 25
June 2022 69,800 -900 64,796 -9
May 2022 70,700 1,100 64,805 67
April 2022 69,600 0 64,738 70
March 2022 69,600 -500 64,668 143
February 2022 70,100 1,900 64,525 121
January 2022 68,200 -900 64,404 61
December 2021 69,100 300 64,343 -63