Department of Numbers

Harrisonburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 68,200 jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,332 employed persons for the month. Harrisonburg added 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 461 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisonburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,200 +100 +700
CPS 64,332 +461 +740

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 April 2018 at 68,300. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 67,800 in August 2018, Harrisonburg has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Harrisonburg is at a new high of 64,332.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 68,200 100 64,332 461
September 2018 68,100 300 63,871 70
August 2018 67,800 -300 63,801 -340
July 2018 68,100 -100 64,141 190
June 2018 68,200 100 63,951 193
May 2018 68,100 -200 63,758 46
April 2018 68,300 100 63,712 88
March 2018 68,200 300 63,624 -95
February 2018 67,900 100 63,719 565
January 2018 67,800 300 63,154 -425
December 2017 67,500 100 63,579 41
November 2017 67,400 -100 63,538 -54