Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,950,500 jobs in Virginia in January 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,102,702 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 14,200 jobs in January 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 8,747 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,950,500 +14,200 +56,300
CPS 4,102,702 +8,747 +55,943

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 January 2017 for Virginia is at a new high of 3,950,500.

CPS employment in Virginia for January 2017 is at a new high of 4,102,702.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2017

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2017 3,950,500 14,200 4,102,702 8,747
December 2016 3,936,300 3,500 4,093,955 4,402
November 2016 3,932,800 -6,600 4,089,553 5,781
October 2016 3,939,400 10,700 4,083,772 6,936
September 2016 3,928,700 6,200 4,076,836 7,769
August 2016 3,922,500 6,900 4,069,067 7,611
July 2016 3,915,600 3,700 4,061,456 6,278
June 2016 3,911,900 4,800 4,055,178 3,902
May 2016 3,907,100 -3,800 4,051,276 1,623
April 2016 3,910,900 1,400 4,049,653 355
March 2016 3,909,500 5,300 4,049,298 647
February 2016 3,904,200 10,000 4,048,651 1,892