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.
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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 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
Richmond, Virginia Employment History