Harrisonburg has fared better than most cities when it comes to the economic downturn, but the Virginia Employment Commission’s recent release of unemployment figures demonstrates just how much Harrisonburg is thriving. As of November 2013, Harrisonburg’s Metro area is showing a 5.8% unemployment rate while Rockingham County as a whole has only 4.1% unemployment! For comparison’s sake, unemployment sat at 7.0% nationally in November 2013 according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
For more regional data, see the Daily News-Record story posted last week. And again, congratulations to all those in Harrisonburg who are working to make this city a better place to work and live. Keep up the good work!