Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,797,300 jobs in Virginia in December 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,046,452 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 6,000 jobs in December 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,459 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,797,300 +6,000 +28,900
CPS 4,046,452 +3,459 +31,125

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 December 2014 for Virginia is at a new high of 3,797,300.

CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,113,697 in May 2014. 67,245 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 15,782 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2014

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2014 3,797,300 6,000 4,046,452 3,459
November 2014 3,791,300 18,400 4,042,993 7,156
October 2014 3,772,900 -3,600 4,035,837 5,167
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