Department of Numbers

Richmond, Virginia Job Growth

There were 687,500 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 665,519 employed persons for the month. Richmond added 2,400 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,534 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Richmond job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 687,500 +2,400 +6,400
CPS 665,519 +3,534 +10,239

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 July 2019 is at a new high of 687,500.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Richmond is at a new high of 665,519.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Richmond, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 687,500 2,400 665,519 3,534
June 2019 685,100 1,700 661,985 2,077
May 2019 683,400 -200 659,908 1,141
April 2019 683,600 2,700 658,767 828
March 2019 680,900 -800 657,939 621
February 2019 681,700 0 657,318 1,112
January 2019 681,700 1,100 656,206 249
December 2018 680,600 1,800 655,957 -67
November 2018 678,800 1,200 656,024 -158
October 2018 677,600 600 656,182 33
September 2018 677,000 -3,400 656,149 337
August 2018 680,400 -700 655,812 532