Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,921,200 jobs in Virginia in March 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,072,757 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 4,900 jobs in March 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 203 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,921,200 +4,900 +108,000
CPS 4,072,757 +203 +41,546

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 March 2016 for Virginia is at a new high of 3,921,200.

CPS employment in Virginia for March 2016 is at a new high of 4,072,757.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2016

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2016 3,921,200 4,900 4,072,757 203
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
October 2015 3,881,400 17,200 4,055,490 5,205
September 2015 3,864,200 3,500 4,050,285 4,959
August 2015 3,860,700 3,600 4,045,326 4,506
July 2015 3,857,100 18,800 4,040,820 3,556
June 2015 3,838,300 3,800 4,037,264 2,486
May 2015 3,834,500 10,800 4,034,778 1,995
April 2015 3,823,700 10,500 4,032,783 1,572