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Charlottesville, Virginia Job Growth

There were 116,700 jobs in Charlottesville, Virginia in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 114,837 employed persons for the month. Charlottesville lost 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 872 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charlottesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 116,700 -300 +3,200
CPS 114,837 +872 +2,502

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Charlottesville, Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Charlottesville 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 for Charlottesville, Virginia

CES employment for Charlottesville peaked in September 2016 at 118,400. Since then 1,700 jobs have been lost in Charlottesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 116,400 in October 2016, Charlottesville has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Charlottesville is at a new high of 114,837.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Charlottesville, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 116,700 -300 114,837 872
November 2016 117,000 600 113,965 264
October 2016 116,400 -2,000 113,701 -66
September 2016 118,400 1,100 113,767 482
August 2016 117,300 -100 113,285 117
July 2016 117,400 600 113,168 409
June 2016 116,800 400 112,759 455
May 2016 116,400 -100 112,304 -1
April 2016 116,500 1,600 112,305 -212
March 2016 114,900 -700 112,517 -372
February 2016 115,600 900 112,889 499
January 2016 114,700 1,200 112,390 55