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Charlottesville, Virginia Job Growth

There were 118,700 jobs in Charlottesville, Virginia in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 116,605 employed persons for the month. Charlottesville added 300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 198 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charlottesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,700 +300 +4,200
CPS 116,605 +198 +4,211

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Charlottesville, Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Charlottesville 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 for Charlottesville, Virginia

CES employment for Charlottesville peaked in October 2019 at 124,800. Since then 6,100 jobs have been lost in Charlottesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 105,200 in April 2020, Charlottesville has gained 13,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 123,105 for Charlottesville in February 2020. 6,500 jobs have been lost in Charlottesville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 106,172, Charlottesville has added 10,433 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Charlottesville, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 118,700 300 116,605 198
March 2022 118,400 500 116,407 545
February 2022 117,900 100 115,862 618
January 2022 117,800 700 115,244 961
December 2021 117,100 300 114,283 449
November 2021 116,800 -200 113,834 730
October 2021 117,000 1,300 113,104 1,375
September 2021 115,700 -1,000 111,729 -2,998
August 2021 116,700 300 114,727 624
July 2021 116,400 1,300 114,103 656
June 2021 115,100 0 113,447 572
May 2021 115,100 600 112,875 481