Richmond, Virginia Job Growth
There were 682,200 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 662,815 employed persons for the month. Richmond added 800 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 984 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Richmond job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 peaked in August 2018 at 684,800. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Richmond according to the employer survey. From a trough of 681,400 in September 2018, Richmond has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 668,231 for Richmond in July 2018. 5,416 jobs have been lost in Richmond since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 661,831, Richmond has added 984 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Richmond, Virginia Employment History