Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,908,600 jobs in Virginia in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,078,503 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 8,100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 28,787 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,908,600 +8,100 -179,000
CPS 4,078,503 +28,787 -247,712

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 4,099,899. Since then 191,299 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,661,800 in April 2020, Virginia has gained 246,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Virginia reached a maximum of 4,345,324 in February 2020. 266,821 jobs have been lost in Virginia since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,831,939, Virginia has added 246,564 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 3,908,600 8,100 4,078,503 28,787
October 2020 3,900,500 35,700 4,049,716 25,115
September 2020 3,864,800 16,900 4,024,601 -60,437
August 2020 3,847,900 65,700 4,085,038 103,543
July 2020 3,782,200 16,500 3,981,495 16,859
June 2020 3,765,700 78,700 3,964,636 47,872
May 2020 3,687,000 25,200 3,916,764 84,825
April 2020 3,661,800 -405,600 3,831,939 -462,117
March 2020 4,067,400 -32,499 4,294,056 -51,268
February 2020 4,099,899 4,199 4,345,324 9,711
January 2020 4,095,700 7,800 4,335,613 10,919
December 2019 4,087,900 300 4,324,694 -1,521