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Harrisonburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 69,800 jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,683 employed persons for the month. Harrisonburg lost 300 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 158 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisonburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,800 -300 +2,800
CPS 64,683 +158 +2,793

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 December 2019 at 70,400. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,200 in April 2020, Harrisonburg has gained 8,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,377 for Harrisonburg in December 2019. 2,694 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 58,398, Harrisonburg has added 6,285 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 69,800 -300 64,683 158
February 2022 70,100 1,900 64,525 121
January 2022 68,200 -900 64,404 61
December 2021 69,100 300 64,343 -63
November 2021 68,800 400 64,406 -33
October 2021 68,400 200 64,439 196
September 2021 68,200 -700 64,243 370
August 2021 68,900 400 63,873 498
July 2021 68,500 500 63,375 535
June 2021 68,000 100 62,840 465
May 2021 67,900 300 62,375 348
April 2021 67,600 600 62,027 137