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Charlottesville, Virginia Job Growth

There were 112,200 jobs in Charlottesville, Virginia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 108,350 employed persons for the month. Charlottesville lost 1,300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 463 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charlottesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 112,200 -1,300 -10,300
CPS 108,350 +463 -13,443

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 125,300. Since then 13,100 jobs have been lost in Charlottesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 105,000 in April 2020, Charlottesville has gained 7,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 121,793 for Charlottesville in February 2020. 13,443 jobs have been lost in Charlottesville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 107,109, Charlottesville has added 1,241 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Charlottesville, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 112,200 -1,300 108,350 463
January 2021 113,500 800 107,887 -8,030
December 2020 112,700 1,000 115,917 501
November 2020 111,700 800 115,416 406
October 2020 110,900 -400 115,010 3,877
September 2020 111,300 0 111,133 -5,228
August 2020 111,300 1,400 116,361 3,725
July 2020 109,900 2,900 112,636 2,155
June 2020 107,000 1,900 110,481 358
May 2020 105,100 100 110,123 3,014
April 2020 105,000 -16,000 107,109 -12,921
March 2020 121,000 -1,500 120,030 -1,763