Department of Numbers

Lynchburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 103,700 jobs in Lynchburg, Virginia in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 116,439 employed persons for the month. Lynchburg added 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,214 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lynchburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 103,700 +100 -400
CPS 116,439 +1,214 -723

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 109,900. Since then 6,200 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 101,300 in June 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. 3,811 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 111,421, Lynchburg has added 5,018 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 103,700 100 116,439 1,214
November 2016 103,600 0 115,225 132
October 2016 103,600 0 115,093 -122
September 2016 103,600 -700 115,215 -392
August 2016 104,300 -100 115,607 -117
July 2016 104,400 100 115,724 135
June 2016 104,300 300 115,589 66
May 2016 104,000 -400 115,523 -243
April 2016 104,400 1,600 115,766 251
March 2016 102,800 -300 115,515 -359
February 2016 103,100 -300 115,874 -437
January 2016 103,400 -700 116,311 -851