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Harrisonburg, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Harrisonburg fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2018 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Harrisonburg peaked in January 2010 at 7.8% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Harrisonburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Virginia 3.5% -0.1 -0.5
Harrisonburg 3.2% -0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Harrisonburg, Virginia, National

Harrisonburg, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Harrisonburg, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Harrisonburg peaked in February 2010 at 4,936. There are now 2,801 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Harrisonburg employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Harrisonburg, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Harrisonburg 2,135 -146 -268

Number of Unemployed Persons

Harrisonburg, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Harrisonburg
Unemployment Rate
Harrisonburg
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.5% 3.2% 2,135
January
2018
4.1% 3.6% 3.4% 2,281
December
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.5% 2,333
November
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.7% 2,500
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.4% 2,295
September
2017
4.2% 3.6% 3.6% 2,391
August
2017
4.4% 3.7% 3.6% 2,379
July
2017
4.3% 3.7% 3.5% 2,319
June
2017
4.3% 3.7% 3.6% 2,402
May
2017
4.3% 3.8% 3.8% 2,478
April
2017
4.4% 3.8% 3.8% 2,526

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.