Department of Numbers

Richmond, Virginia Job Growth

There were 675,500 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 658,594 employed persons for the month. Richmond added 500 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 831 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Richmond job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 675,500 +500 +5,500
CPS 658,594 +831 +9,933

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 April 2018 is at a new high of 675,500.

CPS employment in April 2018 for Richmond is at a new high of 658,594.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Richmond, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 675,500 500 658,594 831
March 2018 675,000 300 657,763 2,177
February 2018 674,700 3,800 655,586 6,047
January 2018 670,900 -1,400 649,539 1,457
December 2017 672,300 1,500 648,082 -928
November 2017 670,800 -2,200 649,010 -3,079
October 2017 673,000 -2,400 652,089 -2,295
September 2017 675,400 800 654,384 676
August 2017 674,600 400 653,708 1,247
July 2017 674,200 500 652,461 1,571
June 2017 673,700 2,500 650,890 1,754
May 2017 671,200 1,200 649,136 475