Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,817,500 jobs in Virginia in July 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,041,421 employed persons for the month. Virginia lost 2,500 jobs in July 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 10,716 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,817,500 -2,500 +40,700
CPS 4,041,421 -10,716 +19,906

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 June 2015 for Virginia at 3,820,000. Since then 2,500 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,059,021 in May 2015. 17,600 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2015

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2015 3,817,500 -2,500 4,041,421 -10,716
June 2015 3,820,000 8,900 4,052,137 -6,884
May 2015 3,811,100 8,400 4,059,021 5,143
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