Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,933,700 jobs in Virginia in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,082,362 employed persons for the month. Virginia lost 13,600 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 10,929 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,933,700 -13,600 +37,500
CPS 4,082,362 +10,929 +21,875

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 October 2016 for Virginia at 3,947,300. Since then 13,600 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Virginia for November 2016 is at a new high of 4,082,362.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 3,933,700 -13,600 4,082,362 10,929
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
December 2015 3,902,100 5,900 4,064,937 4,450