Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,775,600 jobs in Virginia in October 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,035,908 employed persons for the month. Virginia lost 900 jobs in October 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,238 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,775,600 -900 +12,400
CPS 4,035,908 +5,238 +29,364

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 16,300 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,598,200 in February 2010, Virginia has gained 177,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,113,697 in May 2014. 77,789 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey. From a September 2014 low of 4,030,670, Virginia has added 5,238 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2014

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2014 3,775,600 -900 4,035,908 5,238
September 2014 3,776,500 -6,700 4,030,670 -8,946
August 2014 3,783,200 -5,400 4,039,616 -33,037
July 2014 3,788,600 13,700 4,072,653 -27,196
June 2014 3,774,900 9,000 4,099,849 -13,848
May 2014 3,765,900 -1,300 4,113,697 4,403
April 2014 3,767,200 2,100 4,109,294 20,599
March 2014 3,765,100 -4,800 4,088,695 24,413
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