Virginia Job Growth
There were 3,856,100 jobs in Virginia in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,055,296 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 6,800 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,782 (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 in December 2015 for Virginia is at a new high of 3,856,100.
CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,059,021 in May 2015. 3,725 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey. From a September 2015 low of 4,040,952, Virginia has added 14,344 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Virginia Employment History