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Charlottesville, Virginia Job Growth

There were 119,200 jobs in Charlottesville, Virginia in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,436 employed persons for the month. Charlottesville added 2,500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 426 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charlottesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 119,200 +2,500 -2,800
CPS 115,436 +426 -5,881

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 3,700 jobs have been lost in Charlottesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 111,300 in April 2020, Charlottesville has gained 7,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 121,793 for Charlottesville in February 2020. 6,357 jobs have been lost in Charlottesville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 107,109, Charlottesville has added 8,327 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Charlottesville, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 119,200 2,500 115,436 426
October 2020 116,700 1,400 115,010 3,877
September 2020 115,300 -900 111,133 -5,228
August 2020 116,200 1,300 116,361 3,725
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