Virginia Job Growth
There were 3,775,600 jobs in Virginia in October 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,035,908 employed persons for the month. Virginia lost 900 jobs in October 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,238 (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 April 2008 for Virginia at 3,791,900. Since then 16,300 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,598,200 in February 2010, Virginia has gained 177,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,113,697 in May 2014. 77,789 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey. From a September 2014 low of 4,030,670, Virginia has added 5,238 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Virginia Employment History