Department of Numbers

Harrisonburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 68,700 jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,818 employed persons for the month. Harrisonburg lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 166 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisonburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,700 -100 +600
CPS 64,818 -166 +1,099

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 January 2019 at 68,800. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,135 for Harrisonburg in December 2018. 317 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 68,700 -100 64,818 -166
January 2019 68,800 300 64,984 -151
December 2018 68,500 300 65,135 272
November 2018 68,200 0 64,863 509
October 2018 68,200 100 64,354 483
September 2018 68,100 -100 63,871 70
August 2018 68,200 100 63,801 -340
July 2018 68,100 100 64,141 190
June 2018 68,000 0 63,951 193
May 2018 68,000 300 63,758 46
April 2018 67,700 -500 63,712 88
March 2018 68,200 100 63,624 -95