Department of Numbers

Richmond, Virginia Job Growth

There were 676,800 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 651,500 employed persons for the month. Richmond lost 3,000 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 5,957 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Richmond job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 676,800 -3,000 +9,600
CPS 651,500 -5,957 +12,292

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 August 2017 at 681,800. Since then 5,000 jobs have been lost in Richmond according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 662,848 for Richmond in September 2017. 11,348 jobs have been lost in Richmond since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Richmond, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 676,800 -3,000 651,500 -5,957
October 2017 679,800 -900 657,457 -5,391
September 2017 680,700 -1,100 662,848 1,730
August 2017 681,800 400 661,118 -806
July 2017 681,400 4,300 661,924 5,926
June 2017 677,100 4,000 655,998 6,361
May 2017 673,100 2,900 649,637 2,492
April 2017 670,200 1,900 647,145 1,543
March 2017 668,300 300 645,602 3,091
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