Virginia Job Growth
There were 3,787,100 jobs in Virginia in August 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,039,607 employed persons for the month. Virginia lost 1,500 jobs in August 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 33,046 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.
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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 4,800 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,598,200 in February 2010, Virginia has gained 188,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,113,697 in May 2014. 74,090 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Virginia Employment History