Richmond, Virginia Job Growth
There were 650,400 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 616,090 employed persons for the month. Richmond lost 1,300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 986 (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 41,500 jobs have been lost in Richmond according to the employer survey. From a trough of 613,500 in April 2020, Richmond has gained 36,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 678,372 for Richmond in February 2020. 62,282 jobs have been lost in Richmond since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 591,990, Richmond has added 24,100 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Richmond, Virginia Employment History