Department of Numbers

Harrisonburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 65,900 jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,336 employed persons for the month. Harrisonburg added 200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 328 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisonburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,900 +200 -4,000
CPS 61,336 +328 -5,454

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 February 2020 at 70,300. Since then 4,400 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 62,200 in April 2020, Harrisonburg has gained 3,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,964 for Harrisonburg in December 2019. 5,628 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 58,053, Harrisonburg has added 3,283 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 65,900 200 61,336 328
October 2020 65,700 -100 61,008 354
September 2020 65,800 -300 60,654 -795
August 2020 66,100 1,500 61,449 2,380
July 2020 64,599 899 59,069 454
June 2020 63,700 1,300 58,615 321
May 2020 62,400 200 58,294 241
April 2020 62,200 -6,200 58,053 -5,889
March 2020 68,400 -1,900 63,942 -2,782
February 2020 70,300 200 66,724 117
January 2020 70,100 200 66,607 -357
December 2019 69,900 0 66,964 174