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Harrisonburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 62,400 jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,672 employed persons for the month. Harrisonburg lost 6,000 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6,270 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisonburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,400 -6,000 -7,000
CPS 57,672 -6,270 -6,891

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 February 2020 at 70,300. Since then 7,900 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,964 for Harrisonburg in December 2019. 9,292 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 62,400 -6,000 57,672 -6,270
March 2020 68,400 -1,900 63,942 -2,782
February 2020 70,300 200 66,724 117
January 2020 70,100 200 66,607 -357
December 2019 69,900 0 66,964 174
November 2019 69,900 100 66,790 281
October 2019 69,800 200 66,509 363
September 2019 69,600 300 66,146 457
August 2019 69,300 100 65,689 505
July 2019 69,200 -200 65,184 413
June 2019 69,400 0 64,771 212
May 2019 69,400 0 64,559 -4