Virginia Job Growth
There were 3,948,700 jobs in Virginia in October 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,071,456 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 4,900 jobs in October 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 18,935 (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 October 2016 for Virginia is at a new high of 3,948,700.
CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,072,554 in February 2016. 1,098 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 4,039,289, Virginia has added 32,167 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Virginia Employment History