Harrisonburg, Virginia Job Growth
There were 68,300 jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,965 employed persons for the month. Harrisonburg added 400 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 526 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisonburg job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 November 2019 at 70,300. Since then 2,000 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,800 in April 2020, Harrisonburg has gained 6,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,102 for Harrisonburg in January 2020. 4,137 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 58,714, Harrisonburg has added 4,251 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment History