Department of Numbers

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia Job Growth

There were 767,600 jobs in Virginia Beach, Virginia in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 797,028 employed persons for the month. Virginia Beach lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,873 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Virginia Beach job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 767,600 -100 -1,600
CPS 797,028 +4,873 -4,758

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Virginia Beach, Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach, Virginia

CES employment for Virginia Beach peaked in July 2007 at 781,600. Since then 14,000 jobs have been lost in Virginia Beach according to the employer survey. From a trough of 733,800 in February 2010, Virginia Beach has gained 33,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 801,786 for Virginia Beach in December 2015. 4,758 jobs have been lost in Virginia Beach since then according to the household survey. From a September 2016 low of 789,348, Virginia Beach has added 7,680 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Virginia Beach, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 767,600 -100 797,028 4,873
November 2016 767,700 -5,500 792,155 -771
October 2016 773,200 2,300 792,926 3,578
September 2016 770,900 2,500 789,348 -831
August 2016 768,400 300 790,179 -3,056
July 2016 768,100 1,900 793,235 1,087
June 2016 766,200 -2,500 792,148 1,252
May 2016 768,700 -1,900 790,896 -1,978
April 2016 770,600 0 792,874 -3,000
March 2016 770,600 3,400 795,874 1,377
February 2016 767,200 300 794,497 -4,326
January 2016 766,900 -2,300 798,823 -2,963