Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 4,095,100 jobs in Virginia in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,223,765 employed persons for the month. Virginia lost 2,200 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 7,426 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,095,100 -2,200 +108,300
CPS 4,223,765 -7,426 +103,320

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 October 2022 for Virginia at 4,097,300. Since then 2,200 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,360,555 in December 2019. 136,790 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 299,769 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 4,095,100 -2,200 4,223,765 -7,426
October 2022 4,097,300 3,200 4,231,191 -2,503
September 2022 4,094,100 8,500 4,233,694 971
August 2022 4,085,600 17,000 4,232,723 -5,218
July 2022 4,068,600 18,400 4,237,941 5,672
June 2022 4,050,200 2,400 4,232,269 13,869
May 2022 4,047,800 10,400 4,218,400 18,198
April 2022 4,037,400 13,200 4,200,202 19,671
March 2022 4,024,200 6,000 4,180,531 24,457
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