Richmond, Virginia Job Growth
There were 682,100 jobs in Richmond, Virginia in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 661,557 employed persons for the month. Richmond added 400 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,112 (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 in February 2019 is at a new high of 682,100.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 668,231 for Richmond in July 2018. 6,674 jobs have been lost in Richmond since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 659,445, Richmond has added 2,112 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Richmond, Virginia Employment History