Virginia Job Growth
There were 3,764,800 jobs in Virginia in March 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,088,816 employed persons for the month. Virginia lost 5,100 jobs in March 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 24,534 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.
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Virginia Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Virginia 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 in Virginia
CES employment peaked in April 2008 for Virginia at 3,791,900. Since then 27,100 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,598,200 in February 2010, Virginia has gained 166,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Virginia for March 2014 is at a new high of 4,088,816.
Employment: CES, CPS
Virginia Employment History