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Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia Job Growth

There were 798,100 jobs in Virginia Beach, Virginia in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 833,956 employed persons for the month. Virginia Beach lost 800 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,391 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Virginia Beach job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 798,100 -800 +6,400
CPS 833,956 +3,391 +12,431

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 2019 at 798,900. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Virginia Beach according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Virginia Beach is at a new high of 833,956.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Virginia Beach, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 798,100 -800 833,956 3,391
June 2019 798,900 1,700 830,565 2,805
May 2019 797,200 2,000 827,760 1,433
April 2019 795,200 1,600 826,327 981
March 2019 793,600 700 825,346 1,957
February 2019 792,900 1,800 823,389 2,460
January 2019 791,100 2,900 820,929 866
December 2018 788,200 -100 820,063 190
November 2018 788,300 1,100 819,873 206
October 2018 787,200 -300 819,667 -63
September 2018 787,500 -2,800 819,730 -519
August 2018 790,300 -1,400 820,249 -1,276