The Virginia Employment Commission published a press release today with numbers for job growth throughout the Commonwealth. Harrisonburg tops the list with 1.9 percent growth from October 2007 to October 2008, or 1,200 to 66,000 jobs. Most of the job growth in our area is due to James Madison University and other service-providing entities.
Other locations on the list were Virginia Beach/Norfolk Area with 1.8 percent growth, Lynchburg with 1.8 percent growth, and Northern Virginia with 0.8 percent growth.
To read the full report, click here and then click on the press release for 12/19/2008.