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Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia Job Growth

There were 768,400 jobs in Virginia Beach, Virginia in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 805,088 employed persons for the month. Virginia Beach added 1,700 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,004 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Virginia Beach job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 768,400 +1,700 -3,700
CPS 805,088 -3,004 +8,529

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 13,200 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 34,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 808,092 for Virginia Beach in July 2017. 3,004 jobs have been lost in Virginia Beach since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Virginia Beach, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 768,400 1,700 805,088 -3,004
July 2017 766,700 -3,500 808,092 1,352
June 2017 770,200 1,300 806,740 4,809
May 2017 768,900 -1,500 801,931 -876
April 2017 770,400 -2,500 802,807 -3,052
March 2017 772,900 -4,500 805,859 523
February 2017 777,400 800 805,336 3,334
January 2017 776,600 4,900 802,002 4,500
December 2016 771,700 800 797,502 -1,051
November 2016 770,900 -4,400 798,553 -260
October 2016 775,300 2,100 798,813 1,474
September 2016 773,200 1,100 797,339 780