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Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia Job Growth

There were 792,100 jobs in Virginia Beach, Virginia in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 829,232 employed persons for the month. Virginia Beach added 1,000 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,854 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Virginia Beach job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 792,100 +1,000 +800
CPS 829,232 +3,854 +9,804

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 March 2018 at 793,400. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Virginia Beach according to the employer survey. From a trough of 787,200 in October 2018, Virginia Beach has gained 4,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 830,770 for Virginia Beach in July 2018. 1,538 jobs have been lost in Virginia Beach since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 823,308, Virginia Beach has added 5,924 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Virginia Beach, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 792,100 1,000 829,232 3,854
January 2019 791,100 2,900 825,378 -2,467
December 2018 788,200 -100 827,845 358
November 2018 788,300 1,100 827,487 480
October 2018 787,200 -300 827,007 3,699
September 2018 787,500 -2,800 823,308 -1,733
August 2018 790,300 -1,400 825,041 -5,729
July 2018 791,700 -1,000 830,770 3,105
June 2018 792,700 -400 827,665 3,286
May 2018 793,100 1,300 824,379 3,019
April 2018 791,800 -1,600 821,360 -326
March 2018 793,400 2,100 821,686 2,258