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.
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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 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
Virginia Employment History