Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,955,300 jobs in Virginia in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,129,123 employed persons for the month. Virginia lost 5,000 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 13,530 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,955,300 -5,000 +45,800
CPS 4,129,123 +13,530 +79,825

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 February 2017 for Virginia at 3,960,300. Since then 5,000 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Virginia for March 2017 is at a new high of 4,129,123.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 3,955,300 -5,000 4,129,123 13,530
February 2017 3,960,300 14,000 4,115,593 13,358
January 2017 3,946,300 10,000 4,102,235 8,280
December 2016 3,936,300 3,500 4,093,955 4,402
November 2016 3,932,800 -6,600 4,089,553 5,781
October 2016 3,939,400 10,700 4,083,772 6,936
September 2016 3,928,700 6,200 4,076,836 7,769
August 2016 3,922,500 6,900 4,069,067 7,611
July 2016 3,915,600 3,700 4,061,456 6,278
June 2016 3,911,900 4,800 4,055,178 3,902
May 2016 3,907,100 -3,800 4,051,276 1,623
April 2016 3,910,900 1,400 4,049,653 355