Virginia Job Growth
There were 3,888,500 jobs in Virginia in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,040,585 employed persons for the month. Virginia lost 3,500 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 12,103 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.
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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 4,091,000. Since then 202,500 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,611,000 in April 2020, Virginia has gained 277,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,347,665 in December 2019. 307,080 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,895,532, Virginia has added 145,053 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Virginia Employment History