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.
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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 4,099,899. 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
Virginia Employment History