Department of Numbers

Lynchburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 104,700 jobs in Lynchburg, Virginia in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 117,280 employed persons for the month. Lynchburg added 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 389 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lynchburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 104,700 +400 +400
CPS 117,280 +389 +1,422

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 5,500 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 101,500 in October 2011, Lynchburg has gained 3,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 120,250 for Lynchburg in October 2008. 2,970 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 111,421, Lynchburg has added 5,859 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 104,700 400 117,280 389
February 2017 104,300 0 116,891 339
January 2017 104,300 -500 116,552 -225
December 2016 104,800 800 116,777 203
November 2016 104,000 -600 116,574 193
October 2016 104,600 300 116,381 188
September 2016 104,300 700 116,193 373
August 2016 103,600 400 115,820 317
July 2016 103,200 -700 115,503 49
June 2016 103,900 100 115,454 -16
May 2016 103,800 -100 115,470 -109
April 2016 103,900 -400 115,579 -279