Department of Numbers

Richmond, Virginia Job Growth

There were 682,400 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 661,787 employed persons for the month. Richmond added 1,000 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 137 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Richmond job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 682,400 +1,000 +17,000
CPS 661,787 -137 +24,872

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 in August 2017 is at a new high of 682,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 661,924 for Richmond in July 2017. 137 jobs have been lost in Richmond since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Richmond, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 682,400 1,000 661,787 -137
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
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