Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,966,500 jobs in Virginia in December 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,151,484 employed persons for the month. Virginia lost 2,100 jobs in December 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 16,746 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,966,500 -2,100 +30,200
CPS 4,151,484 -16,746 +57,529

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 12,500 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,181,062 in October 2017. 29,578 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2017

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2017 3,966,500 -2,100 4,151,484 -16,746
November 2017 3,968,600 -3,600 4,168,230 -12,832
October 2017 3,972,200 -6,700 4,181,062 475
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