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Harrisonburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 66,100 jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,485 employed persons for the month. Harrisonburg added 900 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 169 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisonburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,100 +900 -3,800
CPS 60,485 +169 -6,239

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 4,200 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,800 in April 2020, Harrisonburg has gained 4,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,964 for Harrisonburg in December 2019. 6,479 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 58,053, Harrisonburg has added 2,432 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 66,100 900 60,485 169
January 2021 65,200 -600 60,316 -1,262
December 2020 65,800 -400 61,578 215
November 2020 66,200 300 61,363 355
October 2020 65,900 300 61,008 354
September 2020 65,600 -600 60,654 -795
August 2020 66,200 2,200 61,449 2,380
July 2020 64,000 400 59,069 454
June 2020 63,600 1,800 58,615 321
May 2020 61,800 0 58,294 241
April 2020 61,800 -7,700 58,053 -5,889
March 2020 69,500 -400 63,942 -2,782