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Lynchburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 100,400 jobs in Lynchburg, Virginia in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 114,316 employed persons for the month. Lynchburg added 900 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,415 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lynchburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,400 +900 -5,100
CPS 114,316 +2,415 -5,407

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 9,900 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 95,000 in May 2020, Lynchburg has gained 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 120,364 for Lynchburg in February 2020. 6,048 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 107,145, Lynchburg has added 7,171 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 100,400 900 114,316 2,415
July 2020 99,500 2,600 111,901 2,134
June 2020 96,900 1,900 109,767 1,244
May 2020 95,000 -200 108,523 1,378
April 2020 95,200 -10,200 107,145 -13,092
March 2020 105,400 200 120,237 -127
February 2020 105,200 100 120,364 150
January 2020 105,100 300 120,214 -144
December 2019 104,800 -600 120,358 55
November 2019 105,400 -900 120,303 124
October 2019 106,300 700 120,179 196
September 2019 105,600 100 119,983 260