Richmond, Virginia Job Growth
There were 670,400 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in January 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 650,519 employed persons for the month. Richmond lost 1,900 jobs in January 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,082 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Richmond job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 September 2017 at 675,400. 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. 12,329 jobs have been lost in Richmond since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Richmond, Virginia Employment History