Richmond, Virginia Job Growth
There were 651,500 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 621,441 employed persons for the month. Richmond added 3,100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,130 (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 691,900. Since then 40,400 jobs have been lost in Richmond according to the employer survey. From a trough of 613,500 in April 2020, Richmond has gained 38,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 680,788 for Richmond in February 2020. 59,347 jobs have been lost in Richmond since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 605,548, Richmond has added 15,893 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Richmond, Virginia Employment History