Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,764,800 jobs in Virginia in March 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,088,816 employed persons for the month. Virginia lost 5,100 jobs in March 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 24,534 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,764,800 -5,100 -600
CPS 4,088,816 +24,534 +84,825

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 27,100 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,598,200 in February 2010, Virginia has gained 166,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Virginia for March 2014 is at a new high of 4,088,816.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2014

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2014 3,764,800 -5,100 4,088,816 24,534
February 2014 3,769,900 7,500 4,064,282 29,932
January 2014 3,762,400 -6,000 4,034,350 19,023
December 2013 3,768,400 -800 4,015,327 4,808
November 2013 3,769,200 6,000 4,010,519 3,975
October 2013 3,763,200 -3,100 4,006,544 3,482
September 2013 3,766,300 -2,200 4,003,062 1,753
August 2013 3,768,500 3,600 4,001,309 -627
July 2013 3,764,900 3,500 4,001,936 -2,567
June 2013 3,761,400 -2,200 4,004,503 -2,324
May 2013 3,763,600 -5,800 4,006,827 97
April 2013 3,769,400 4,000 4,006,730 2,739
March 2013 3,765,400 -3,700 4,003,991 3,643