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Lynchburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 100,900 jobs in Lynchburg, Virginia in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 113,451 employed persons for the month. Lynchburg added 900 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,235 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lynchburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,900 +900 +2,300
CPS 113,451 +2,235 +2,366

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 9,400 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 94,600 in April 2020, Lynchburg has gained 6,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 121,851 for Lynchburg in February 2020. 8,400 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 108,508, Lynchburg has added 4,943 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 100,900 900 113,451 2,235
June 2021 100,000 600 111,216 90
May 2021 99,400 200 111,126 -92
April 2021 99,200 -300 111,218 -235
March 2021 99,500 -500 111,453 -238
February 2021 100,000 -600 111,691 -249
January 2021 100,600 700 111,940 -20
December 2020 99,900 -200 111,960 -23
November 2020 100,100 -500 111,983 -53
October 2020 100,600 500 112,036 106
September 2020 100,100 300 111,930 -2,750
August 2020 99,800 1,200 114,680 3,595