Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,808,600 jobs in Virginia in May 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,058,800 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 5,900 jobs in May 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,922 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,808,600 +5,900 +29,900
CPS 4,058,800 +4,922 +38,750

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 May 2015 for Virginia is at a new high of 3,808,600.

CPS employment in Virginia for May 2015 is at a new high of 4,058,800.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2015

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2015 3,808,600 5,900 4,058,800 4,922
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
December 2014 3,797,400 1,500 4,031,086 1,425
November 2014 3,795,900 17,000 4,029,661 1,774
October 2014 3,778,900 1,400 4,027,887 2,117
September 2014 3,777,500 700 4,025,770 2,236
August 2014 3,776,800 0 4,023,534 2,019
July 2014 3,776,800 1,900 4,021,515 1,254
June 2014 3,774,900 -3,800 4,020,261 211