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Charlottesville, Virginia Job Growth

There were 111,400 jobs in Charlottesville, Virginia in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 109,965 employed persons for the month. Charlottesville lost 400 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 51 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charlottesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 111,400 -400 +6,300
CPS 109,965 -51 +3,661

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 13,900 jobs have been lost in Charlottesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 105,000 in April 2020, Charlottesville has gained 6,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 122,867 for Charlottesville in February 2020. 12,902 jobs have been lost in Charlottesville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 105,139, Charlottesville has added 4,826 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Charlottesville, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 111,400 -400 109,965 -51
April 2021 111,800 -500 110,016 -150
March 2021 112,300 400 110,166 146
February 2021 111,900 -1,600 110,020 132
January 2021 113,500 800 109,888 380
December 2020 112,700 1,000 109,508 8
November 2020 111,700 800 109,500 48
October 2020 110,900 -400 109,452 260
September 2020 111,300 0 109,192 431
August 2020 111,300 1,400 108,761 634
July 2020 109,900 2,900 108,127 845
June 2020 107,000 1,900 107,282 978