Department of Numbers

Lynchburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 103,900 jobs in Lynchburg, Virginia in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 116,882 employed persons for the month. Lynchburg lost 500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 643 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lynchburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 103,900 -500 -100
CPS 116,882 -643 +308

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

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Lynchburg peaked in July 2008 at 110,200. Since then 6,300 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 101,500 in October 2011, Lynchburg has gained 2,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 120,250 for Lynchburg in October 2008. 3,368 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 111,421, Lynchburg has added 5,461 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 103,900 -500 116,882 -643
October 2017 104,400 -700 117,525 -697
September 2017 105,100 1,700 118,222 1,171
August 2017 103,400 -700 117,051 -678
July 2017 104,100 500 117,729 684
June 2017 103,600 -100 117,045 375
May 2017 103,700 -1,000 116,670 -761
April 2017 104,700 -200 117,431 -2
March 2017 104,900 600 117,433 542
February 2017 104,300 0 116,891 339
January 2017 104,300 -500 116,552 -225
December 2016 104,800 800 116,777 203