Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,914,300 jobs in Virginia in July 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,041,544 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 2,600 jobs in July 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 7,374 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,914,300 +2,600 +57,200
CPS 4,041,544 -7,374 +724

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 March 2016 for Virginia at 3,919,100. Since then 4,800 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,904,000 in May 2016, Virginia has gained 10,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,072,554 in February 2016. 31,010 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2016

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2016 3,914,300 2,600 4,041,544 -7,374
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
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