Department of Numbers

Richmond, Virginia Job Growth

There were 672,200 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 645,813 employed persons for the month. Richmond lost 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,016 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Richmond job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 672,200 -400 +4,400
CPS 645,813 +4,016 +2,835

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 2016 at 676,100. Since then 3,900 jobs have been lost in Richmond according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Richmond is at a new high of 645,813.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Richmond, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 672,200 -400 645,813 4,016
November 2016 672,600 -3,000 641,797 -701
October 2016 675,600 1,100 642,498 530
September 2016 674,500 -1,600 641,968 -1,066
August 2016 676,100 4,000 643,034 616
July 2016 672,100 1,700 642,418 915
June 2016 670,400 700 641,503 2,158
May 2016 669,700 3,200 639,345 594
April 2016 666,500 -3,800 638,751 -4,901
March 2016 670,300 1,200 643,652 762
February 2016 669,100 600 642,890 -296
January 2016 668,500 700 643,186 208