Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 4,020,900 jobs in Virginia in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,180,528 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 2,700 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 24,454 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,020,900 +2,700 +109,200
CPS 4,180,528 +24,454 +100,621

Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Virginia 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 in Virginia

CES employment peaked in February 2020 for Virginia at 4,092,700. Since then 71,800 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,612,600 in April 2020, Virginia has gained 408,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,360,555 in December 2019. 180,027 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,923,996, Virginia has added 256,532 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 4,020,900 2,700 4,180,528 24,454
February 2022 4,018,200 24,600 4,156,074 17,556
January 2022 3,993,600 -800 4,138,518 18,375
December 2021 3,994,400 7,600 4,120,143 -302
November 2021 3,986,800 13,400 4,120,445 1,934
October 2021 3,973,400 14,500 4,118,511 8,273
September 2021 3,958,900 -8,300 4,110,238 5,549
August 2021 3,967,200 16,800 4,104,689 5,787
July 2021 3,950,400 28,700 4,098,902 2,414
June 2021 3,921,700 2,300 4,096,488 3,026
May 2021 3,919,400 6,100 4,093,462 6,431
April 2021 3,913,300 1,600 4,087,031 7,124