Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 3,987,200 jobs in Virginia in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,178,357 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 4,000 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,249 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,987,200 +4,000 +39,500
CPS 4,178,357 +7,249 +50,908

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 in March 2018 for Virginia is at a new high of 3,987,200.

CPS employment in Virginia for March 2018 is at a new high of 4,178,357.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 3,987,200 4,000 4,178,357 7,249
February 2018 3,983,200 18,300 4,171,108 8,023
January 2018 3,964,900 10,800 4,163,085 882
December 2017 3,954,100 -2,500 4,162,203 -966
November 2017 3,956,600 300 4,163,169 -1,486
October 2017 3,956,300 -500 4,164,655 653
September 2017 3,956,800 900 4,164,002 2,971
August 2017 3,955,900 1,100 4,161,031 4,437
July 2017 3,954,800 -3,300 4,156,594 6,420
June 2017 3,958,100 10,600 4,150,174 7,214
May 2017 3,947,500 100 4,142,960 7,724
April 2017 3,947,400 -300 4,135,236 7,787