Department of Numbers

Lynchburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 106,000 jobs in Lynchburg, Virginia in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 120,177 employed persons for the month. Lynchburg lost 0 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 393 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lynchburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 106,000 0 +1,100
CPS 120,177 +393 +2,119

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 4,300 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 101,700 in June 2011, Lynchburg has gained 4,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 120,217 for Lynchburg in September 2008. 40 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 111,469, Lynchburg has added 8,708 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 106,000 0 120,177 393
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
October 2018 105,500 0 118,533 210
September 2018 105,500 600 118,323 265