Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,856,100 jobs in Virginia in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,055,296 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 6,800 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,782 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,856,100 +6,800 +58,700
CPS 4,055,296 +7,782 +24,210

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 December 2015 for Virginia is at a new high of 3,856,100.

CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,059,021 in May 2015. 3,725 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey. From a September 2015 low of 4,040,952, Virginia has added 14,344 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2015

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2015 3,856,100 6,800 4,055,296 7,782
November 2015 3,849,300 15,700 4,047,514 6,110
October 2015 3,833,600 18,100 4,041,404 452
September 2015 3,815,500 1,100 4,040,952 -614
August 2015 3,814,400 -2,600 4,041,566 227
July 2015 3,817,000 -3,000 4,041,339 -10,798
June 2015 3,820,000 8,900 4,052,137 -6,884
May 2015 3,811,100 8,400 4,059,021 5,143
April 2015 3,802,700 17,100 4,053,878 4,841
March 2015 3,785,600 -9,000 4,049,037 -3,274
February 2015 3,794,600 8,200 4,052,311 7,547
January 2015 3,786,400 -11,000 4,044,764 13,678