Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 4,027,700 jobs in Virginia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,228,720 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 2,700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,173 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,027,700 +2,700 +71,400
CPS 4,228,720 +2,173 +64,065

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 October 2018 for Virginia is at a new high of 4,027,700.

CPS employment in Virginia for October 2018 is at a new high of 4,228,720.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 4,027,700 2,700 4,228,720 2,173
September 2018 4,025,000 5,400 4,226,547 45
August 2018 4,019,600 13,700 4,226,502 3,713
July 2018 4,005,900 500 4,222,789 11,660
June 2018 4,005,400 4,800 4,211,129 12,668
May 2018 4,000,600 6,300 4,198,461 11,456
April 2018 3,994,300 5,300 4,187,005 8,655
March 2018 3,989,000 5,800 4,178,350 7,242
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