Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,951,700 jobs in Virginia in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,100,968 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 14,100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 18,411 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,951,700 +14,100 +49,600
CPS 4,100,968 +18,411 +36,031

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 2016 for Virginia is at a new high of 3,951,700.

CPS employment in Virginia for December 2016 is at a new high of 4,100,968.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 3,951,700 14,100 4,100,968 18,411
November 2016 3,937,600 -9,700 4,082,557 11,124
October 2016 3,947,300 3,500 4,071,433 18,912
September 2016 3,943,800 11,900 4,052,521 13,232
August 2016 3,931,900 11,800 4,039,289 -2,698
July 2016 3,920,100 8,400 4,041,987 -6,931
June 2016 3,911,700 7,700 4,048,918 -6,988
May 2016 3,904,000 -4,500 4,055,906 -9,136
April 2016 3,908,500 -10,600 4,065,042 -7,373
March 2016 3,919,100 2,800 4,072,415 -139
February 2016 3,916,300 14,800 4,072,554 2,097
January 2016 3,901,500 -600 4,070,457 5,520