Virginia Job Growth
There were 3,966,500 jobs in Virginia in December 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,151,484 employed persons for the month. Virginia lost 2,100 jobs in December 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 16,746 (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 July 2017 for Virginia at 3,979,000. Since then 12,500 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,181,062 in October 2017. 29,578 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Virginia Employment History