Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,973,100 jobs in Virginia in October 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,181,517 employed persons for the month. Virginia lost 5,800 jobs in October 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 930 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,973,100 -5,800 +33,700
CPS 4,181,517 +930 +97,745

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 5,900 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Virginia for October 2017 is at a new high of 4,181,517.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2017

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2017 3,973,100 -5,800 4,181,517 930
September 2017 3,978,900 900 4,180,587 22,158
August 2017 3,978,000 -1,000 4,158,429 230
July 2017 3,979,000 11,400 4,158,199 5,331
June 2017 3,967,600 15,100 4,152,868 8,438
May 2017 3,952,500 -1,100 4,144,430 4,697
April 2017 3,953,600 -1,700 4,139,733 10,304
March 2017 3,955,300 -5,000 4,129,429 13,836
February 2017 3,960,300 14,000 4,115,593 13,358
January 2017 3,946,300 10,000 4,102,235 8,280
December 2016 3,936,300 3,500 4,093,955 4,402
November 2016 3,932,800 -6,600 4,089,553 5,781