Department of Numbers

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia Job Growth

There were 780,800 jobs in Virginia Beach, Virginia in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 818,602 employed persons for the month. Virginia Beach added 2,500 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 11,965 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Virginia Beach job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 780,800 +2,500 +300
CPS 818,602 +11,965 +13,266

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 June 2017 at 781,800. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Virginia Beach according to the employer survey. From a trough of 777,300 in December 2017, Virginia Beach has gained 3,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Virginia Beach is at a new high of 818,602.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Virginia Beach, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 780,800 2,500 818,602 11,965
January 2018 778,300 1,000 806,637 14,480
December 2017 777,300 -1,400 792,157 -2,282
November 2017 778,700 -1,300 794,439 -5,751
October 2017 780,000 -700 800,190 -5,959
September 2017 780,700 100 806,149 1,177
August 2017 780,600 -100 804,972 -3,120
July 2017 780,700 -1,100 808,092 1,352
June 2017 781,800 1,400 806,740 4,809
May 2017 780,400 -700 801,931 -876
April 2017 781,100 700 802,807 -3,052
March 2017 780,400 -100 805,859 523