Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,948,700 jobs in Virginia in October 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,071,456 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 4,900 jobs in October 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 18,935 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,948,700 +4,900 +67,300
CPS 4,071,456 +18,935 +15,966

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 in October 2016 for Virginia is at a new high of 3,948,700.

CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,072,554 in February 2016. 1,098 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 4,039,289, Virginia has added 32,167 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2016

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2016 3,948,700 4,900 4,071,456 18,935
September 2016 3,943,800 11,900 4,052,521 13,232
August 2016 3,931,900 11,800 4,039,289 -2,698
July 2016 3,920,100 8,400 4,041,987 -6,931
June 2016 3,911,700 7,700 4,048,918 -6,988
May 2016 3,904,000 -4,500 4,055,906 -9,136
April 2016 3,908,500 -10,600 4,065,042 -7,373
March 2016 3,919,100 2,800 4,072,415 -139
February 2016 3,916,300 14,800 4,072,554 2,097
January 2016 3,901,500 -600 4,070,457 5,520
December 2015 3,902,100 5,900 4,064,937 4,450
November 2015 3,896,200 14,800 4,060,487 4,997