Virginia Job Growth
There were 3,817,900 jobs in Virginia in August 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,041,674 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 900 jobs in August 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 335 (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 June 2015 for Virginia at 3,820,000. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,817,000 in July 2015, Virginia has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,059,021 in May 2015. 17,347 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey. From a July 2015 low of 4,041,339, Virginia has added 335 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Virginia Employment History