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Richmond, Virginia Job Growth

There were 674,800 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 645,914 employed persons for the month. Richmond added 1,600 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 843 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Richmond job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 674,800 +1,600 +14,000
CPS 645,914 +843 +11,219

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 January 2020 at 694,000. Since then 19,200 jobs have been lost in Richmond according to the employer survey. From a trough of 613,700 in April 2020, Richmond has gained 61,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 683,062 for Richmond in February 2020. 37,148 jobs have been lost in Richmond since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 604,541, Richmond has added 41,373 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Richmond, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 674,800 1,600 645,914 843
March 2022 673,200 1,400 645,071 1,682
February 2022 671,800 5,400 643,389 1,106
January 2022 666,400 -2,300 642,283 920
December 2021 668,700 1,300 641,363 -175
November 2021 667,400 -1,400 641,538 -131
October 2021 668,800 -2,100 641,669 470
September 2021 670,900 -1,500 641,199 969
August 2021 672,400 -600 640,230 1,320
July 2021 673,000 10,500 638,910 1,549
June 2021 662,500 1,000 637,361 1,433
May 2021 661,500 700 635,928 1,233