Department of Numbers

Lynchburg, Virginia Job Growth

There were 105,500 jobs in Lynchburg, Virginia in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 119,643 employed persons for the month. Lynchburg lost 500 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 19 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lynchburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 105,500 -500 +900
CPS 119,643 -19 +869

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 4,800 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 101,700 in June 2011, Lynchburg has gained 3,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 120,635 for Lynchburg in December 2018. 992 jobs have been lost in Lynchburg since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Lynchburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 105,500 -500 119,643 -19
January 2019 106,000 600 119,662 -973
December 2018 105,400 -200 120,635 384
November 2018 105,600 100 120,251 352
October 2018 105,500 0 119,899 286
September 2018 105,500 600 119,613 -360
August 2018 104,900 0 119,973 148
July 2018 104,900 -300 119,825 252
June 2018 105,200 300 119,573 89
May 2018 104,900 300 119,484 26
April 2018 104,600 -200 119,458 379
March 2018 104,800 200 119,079 305