Department of Numbers

Lynchburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 104,000 jobs in Lynchburg, Virginia in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,512 employed persons for the month. Lynchburg added 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 303 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lynchburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 104,000 +200 +2,900
CPS 115,512 +303 +2,504

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 6,300 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 94,200 in April 2020, Lynchburg has gained 9,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 121,985 for Lynchburg in February 2020. 6,473 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 108,957, Lynchburg has added 6,555 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 104,000 200 115,512 303
March 2022 103,800 400 115,209 475
February 2022 103,400 600 114,734 320
January 2022 102,800 500 114,414 462
December 2021 102,300 300 113,952 -14
November 2021 102,000 300 113,966 52
October 2021 101,700 300 113,914 222
September 2021 101,400 -200 113,692 256
August 2021 101,600 100 113,436 194
July 2021 101,500 400 113,242 126
June 2021 101,100 -100 113,116 57
May 2021 101,200 100 113,059 51