Department of Numbers

Lynchburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 106,400 jobs in Lynchburg, Virginia in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 120,924 employed persons for the month. Lynchburg added 300 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 464 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lynchburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 106,400 +300 +900
CPS 120,924 +464 +2,391

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

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Lynchburg peaked in July 2008 at 110,300. Since then 3,900 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 101,700 in June 2011, Lynchburg has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2019 for Lynchburg is at a new high of 120,924.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 106,400 300 120,924 464
September 2019 106,100 100 120,460 326
August 2019 106,000 0 120,134 350
July 2019 106,000 300 119,784 209
June 2019 105,700 -100 119,575 127
May 2019 105,800 -200 119,448 176
April 2019 106,000 200 119,272 74
March 2019 105,800 100 119,198 134
February 2019 105,700 -300 119,064 294
January 2019 106,000 600 118,770 216
December 2018 105,400 -200 118,554 -18
November 2018 105,600 100 118,572 39