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Lynchburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 105,500 jobs in Lynchburg, Virginia in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 118,835 employed persons for the month. Lynchburg added 1,000 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,538 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lynchburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 105,500 +1,000 +1,200
CPS 118,835 +1,538 +1,944

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 January 2008 at 110,700. Since then 5,200 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 101,500 in October 2011, Lynchburg has gained 4,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 120,250 for Lynchburg in October 2008. 1,415 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 111,421, Lynchburg has added 7,414 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 105,500 1,000 118,835 1,538
January 2018 104,500 300 117,297 -173
December 2017 104,200 0 117,470 588
November 2017 104,200 200 116,882 -643
October 2017 104,000 0 117,525 -697
September 2017 104,000 200 118,222 1,171
August 2017 103,800 0 117,051 -678
July 2017 103,800 -100 117,729 684
June 2017 103,900 700 117,045 375
May 2017 103,200 -500 116,670 -761
April 2017 103,700 -400 117,431 -2
March 2017 104,100 -200 117,433 542