Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 4,091,700 jobs in Virginia in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,335,566 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 3,800 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 10,872 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,091,700 +3,800 +49,700
CPS 4,335,566 +10,872 +86,670

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 January 2020 for Virginia is at a new high of 4,091,700.

CPS employment in Virginia for January 2020 is at a new high of 4,335,566.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 4,091,700 3,800 4,335,566 10,872
December 2019 4,087,900 300 4,324,694 -1,521
November 2019 4,087,600 24,000 4,326,215 552
October 2019 4,063,600 -600 4,325,663 8,894
September 2019 4,064,200 1,400 4,316,769 12,958
August 2019 4,062,800 3,700 4,303,811 14,237
July 2019 4,059,100 2,200 4,289,574 13,438
June 2019 4,056,900 7,200 4,276,136 9,699
May 2019 4,049,700 500 4,266,437 6,822
April 2019 4,049,200 600 4,259,615 4,221
March 2019 4,048,600 5,200 4,255,394 2,840
February 2019 4,043,400 1,400 4,252,554 3,658