Department of Numbers

Richmond, Virginia Job Growth

There were 668,400 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 645,750 employed persons for the month. Richmond added 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,239 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Richmond job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 668,400 +400 +5,000
CPS 645,750 +3,239 +10,798

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

Richmond, Virginia Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Richmond peaked in October 2016 at 669,400. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Richmond according to the employer survey. From a trough of 665,000 in January 2017, Richmond has gained 3,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Richmond is at a new high of 645,750.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Richmond, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 668,400 400 645,750 3,239
February 2017 668,000 3,000 642,511 2,801
January 2017 665,000 -2,100 639,710 724
December 2016 667,100 -100 638,986 -222
November 2016 667,200 -2,200 639,208 97
October 2016 669,400 1,400 639,111 994
September 2016 668,000 2,600 638,117 1,202
August 2016 665,400 900 636,915 1,022
July 2016 664,500 400 635,893 1,236
June 2016 664,100 1,500 634,657 905
May 2016 662,600 -1,500 633,752 -231
April 2016 664,100 700 633,983 -969