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Charlottesville, Virginia Job Growth

There were 116,000 jobs in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 116,039 employed persons for the month. Charlottesville added 1,100 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,403 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charlottesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 116,000 +1,100 -4,900
CPS 116,039 +3,403 -4,382

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 February 2020 at 122,900. Since then 6,900 jobs have been lost in Charlottesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 111,300 in April 2020, Charlottesville has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 121,793 for Charlottesville in February 2020. 5,754 jobs have been lost in Charlottesville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 107,109, Charlottesville has added 8,930 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Charlottesville, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 116,000 1,100 116,039 3,403
July 2020 114,900 2,800 112,636 2,155
June 2020 112,100 200 110,481 358
May 2020 111,900 600 110,123 3,014
April 2020 111,300 -11,600 107,109 -12,921
March 2020 122,900 0 120,030 -1,763
February 2020 122,900 100 121,793 369
January 2020 122,800 600 121,424 -93
December 2019 122,200 200 121,517 200
November 2019 122,000 300 121,317 258
October 2019 121,700 -100 121,059 302
September 2019 121,800 900 120,757 336