Department of Numbers

Lynchburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 100,700 jobs in Lynchburg, Virginia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 110,820 employed persons for the month. Lynchburg added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 208 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lynchburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,700 +100 -5,500
CPS 110,820 +208 -9,544

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 9,600 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 94,600 in April 2020, Lynchburg has gained 6,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 120,364 for Lynchburg in February 2020. 9,544 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 107,145, Lynchburg has added 3,675 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 100,700 100 110,820 208
January 2021 100,600 700 110,612 274
December 2020 99,900 -200 110,338 110
November 2020 100,100 -500 110,228 182
October 2020 100,600 500 110,046 1,458
September 2020 100,100 300 108,588 -3,422
August 2020 99,800 1,200 112,010 109
July 2020 98,600 1,200 111,901 2,134
June 2020 97,400 2,000 109,767 1,244
May 2020 95,400 800 108,523 1,378
April 2020 94,600 -11,000 107,145 -13,092
March 2020 105,600 -600 120,237 -127