Department of Numbers

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia Job Growth

There were 789,500 jobs in Virginia Beach, Virginia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 826,778 employed persons for the month. Virginia Beach added 1,800 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,470 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Virginia Beach job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 789,500 +1,800 +9,500
CPS 826,778 +3,470 +11,847

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 789,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 830,770 for Virginia Beach in July 2018. 3,992 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 3,470 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Virginia Beach, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 789,500 1,800 826,778 3,470
September 2018 787,700 1,400 823,308 -1,733
August 2018 786,300 800 825,041 -5,729
July 2018 785,500 900 830,770 3,105
June 2018 784,600 600 827,665 3,286
May 2018 784,000 1,500 824,379 3,019
April 2018 782,500 1,500 821,360 -326
March 2018 781,000 700 821,686 2,258
February 2018 780,300 2,000 819,428 8,132
January 2018 778,300 1,000 811,296 856
December 2017 777,300 -1,400 810,440 -1,844
November 2017 778,700 -1,300 812,284 -2,647