Department of Numbers

Richmond, Virginia Job Growth

There were 682,100 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 661,557 employed persons for the month. Richmond added 400 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,112 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Richmond job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 682,100 +400 +6,400
CPS 661,557 +2,112 +5,971

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Richmond, Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Richmond 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 Richmond, Virginia

CES employment for Richmond in February 2019 is at a new high of 682,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 668,231 for Richmond in July 2018. 6,674 jobs have been lost in Richmond since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 659,445, Richmond has added 2,112 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Richmond, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 682,100 400 661,557 2,112
January 2019 681,700 1,100 659,445 -4,449
December 2018 680,600 1,800 663,894 161
November 2018 678,800 1,200 663,733 147
October 2018 677,600 600 663,586 1,755
September 2018 677,000 -3,400 661,831 -4,351
August 2018 680,400 -700 666,182 -2,049
July 2018 681,100 3,800 668,231 5,797
June 2018 677,300 1,000 662,434 746
May 2018 676,300 300 661,688 2,673
April 2018 676,000 0 659,015 1,252
March 2018 676,000 300 657,763 2,177