Department of Numbers

Virginia Job Growth

There were 4,030,700 jobs in Virginia in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,263,623 employed persons for the month. Virginia added 3,400 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 14,112 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Virginia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,030,700 +3,400 +23,000
CPS 4,263,623 +14,112 +60,995

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 April 2019 for Virginia at 4,035,400. Since then 4,700 jobs have been lost in Virginia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,027,300 in June 2019, Virginia has gained 3,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Virginia for July 2019 is at a new high of 4,263,623.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 4,030,700 3,400 4,263,623 14,112
June 2019 4,027,300 -5,500 4,249,511 10,007
May 2019 4,032,800 -2,600 4,239,504 4,067
April 2019 4,035,400 2,400 4,235,437 1,800
March 2019 4,033,000 7,400 4,233,637 3,286
February 2019 4,025,600 -3,400 4,230,351 6,829
January 2019 4,029,000 20,400 4,223,522 6,018
December 2018 4,008,600 -600 4,217,504 -131
November 2018 4,009,200 9,100 4,217,635 1,166
October 2018 4,000,100 200 4,216,469 4,587
September 2018 3,999,900 -5,300 4,211,882 5,199
August 2018 4,005,200 -2,500 4,206,683 4,055