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Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia Job Growth

There were 778,800 jobs in Virginia Beach, Virginia in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 804,277 employed persons for the month. Virginia Beach added 2,600 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,281 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Virginia Beach job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 778,800 +2,600 +14,000
CPS 804,277 +1,281 +12,978

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Virginia Beach, Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach, Virginia

CES employment for Virginia Beach peaked in February 2020 at 803,300. Since then 24,500 jobs have been lost in Virginia Beach according to the employer survey. From a trough of 701,800 in April 2020, Virginia Beach has gained 77,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 854,032 for Virginia Beach in February 2020. 49,755 jobs have been lost in Virginia Beach since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 747,661, Virginia Beach has added 56,616 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Virginia Beach, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 778,800 2,600 804,277 1,281
March 2022 776,200 400 802,996 2,812
February 2022 775,800 1,100 800,184 2,682
January 2022 774,700 1,200 797,502 3,281
December 2021 773,500 2,100 794,221 -20
November 2021 771,400 400 794,241 525
October 2021 771,000 -100 793,716 1,591
September 2021 771,100 300 792,125 1,770
August 2021 770,800 200 790,355 1,122
July 2021 770,600 4,200 789,233 61
June 2021 766,400 -200 789,172 -933
May 2021 766,600 1,800 790,105 -1,194