Richmond, Virginia Job Growth
There were 619,200 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 586,734 employed persons for the month. Richmond lost 70,300 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 78,785 (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 February 2020 at 697,200. Since then 78,000 jobs have been lost in Richmond according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 678,372 for Richmond in February 2020. 91,638 jobs have been lost in Richmond since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Richmond, Virginia Employment History