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Lynchburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 106,000 jobs in Lynchburg, Virginia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 119,857 employed persons for the month. Lynchburg lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 244 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lynchburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 106,000 0 +2,000
CPS 119,857 +244 +2,468

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 4,700 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 101,500 in October 2011, Lynchburg has gained 4,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 120,250 for Lynchburg in October 2008. 393 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 111,421, Lynchburg has added 8,436 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 106,000 0 119,857 244
September 2018 106,000 -400 119,613 -360
August 2018 106,400 1,000 119,973 148
July 2018 105,400 0 119,825 252
June 2018 105,400 0 119,573 89
May 2018 105,400 -100 119,484 26
April 2018 105,500 300 119,458 379
March 2018 105,200 -100 119,079 305
February 2018 105,300 800 118,774 1,520
January 2018 104,500 300 117,254 -157
December 2017 104,200 0 117,411 133
November 2017 104,200 200 117,278 -111