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Harrisonburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 67,600 jobs in Harrisonburg, Virginia in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,819 employed persons for the month. Harrisonburg added 100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 105 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Harrisonburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 67,600 +100 +5,800
CPS 61,819 +105 +2,474

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 2,700 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,800 in April 2020, Harrisonburg has gained 5,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,102 for Harrisonburg in January 2020. 5,283 jobs have been lost in Harrisonburg since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 58,714, Harrisonburg has added 3,105 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Harrisonburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 67,600 100 61,819 105
April 2021 67,500 500 61,714 86
March 2021 67,000 600 61,628 -27
February 2021 66,400 1,200 61,655 -126
January 2021 65,200 -600 61,781 -83
December 2020 65,800 -400 61,864 -28
November 2020 66,200 300 61,892 19
October 2020 65,900 300 61,873 278
September 2020 65,600 -600 61,595 456
August 2020 66,200 2,200 61,139 564
July 2020 64,000 400 60,575 620
June 2020 63,600 1,800 59,955 610