Department of Numbers

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia Job Growth

There were 771,400 jobs in Virginia Beach, Virginia in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 790,523 employed persons for the month. Virginia Beach added 900 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,404 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Virginia Beach job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 771,400 +900 -25,100
CPS 790,523 +1,404 -47,982

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 799,000. Since then 27,600 jobs have been lost in Virginia Beach according to the employer survey. From a trough of 711,600 in April 2020, Virginia Beach has gained 59,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 841,260 for Virginia Beach in February 2020. 50,737 jobs have been lost in Virginia Beach since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 733,684, Virginia Beach has added 56,839 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Virginia Beach, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 771,400 900 790,523 1,404
October 2020 770,500 13,800 789,119 8,660
September 2020 756,700 2,100 780,459 -9,064
August 2020 754,600 8,800 789,523 12,520
July 2020 745,800 9,400 777,003 8,986
June 2020 736,400 12,100 768,017 8,189
May 2020 724,300 12,700 759,828 26,144
April 2020 711,600 -85,500 733,684 -99,550
March 2020 797,100 -1,900 833,234 -8,026
February 2020 799,000 500 841,260 2,256
January 2020 798,500 500 839,004 -700
December 2019 798,000 1,500 839,704 1,199