Department of Numbers

Richmond, Virginia Job Growth

There were 682,200 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 662,815 employed persons for the month. Richmond added 800 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 984 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Richmond job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 682,200 +800 +9,200
CPS 662,815 +984 +10,726

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 August 2018 at 684,800. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Richmond according to the employer survey. From a trough of 681,400 in September 2018, Richmond has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 668,231 for Richmond in July 2018. 5,416 jobs have been lost in Richmond since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 661,831, Richmond has added 984 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Richmond, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 682,200 800 662,815 984
September 2018 681,400 -3,400 661,831 -4,351
August 2018 684,800 2,400 666,182 -2,049
July 2018 682,400 5,400 668,231 5,797
June 2018 677,000 -1,000 662,434 746
May 2018 678,000 1,100 661,688 2,673
April 2018 676,900 1,900 659,015 1,252
March 2018 675,000 300 657,763 2,177
February 2018 674,700 3,800 655,586 6,047
January 2018 670,900 -1,400 649,539 1,457
December 2017 672,300 1,500 648,082 -928
November 2017 670,800 -2,200 649,010 -3,079