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.
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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 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
Richmond, Virginia Employment History