Virginia Job Growth
There were 3,973,100 jobs in Virginia in October 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,181,517 employed persons for the month. Virginia lost 5,800 jobs in October 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 930 (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 July 2017 for Virginia at 3,979,000. Since then 5,900 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Virginia for October 2017 is at a new high of 4,181,517.
Employment: CES, CPS
Virginia Employment History