2000 vs. 2016 Total Employment Growth and Change
Virginia Employment Growth by County
2000 vs. 2016, Net Percent Change
Virginia Employment Growth by County
Loudoun County 2000 vs. 2016
Net Percent Change = 104.39%
Rank = #1
Buchanan County 2000 vs. 2016
Net Percent Change = -23.34%
Rank = #82
Virginia Beach City 2000 vs. 2016
Net Percent Change = 10.93%
Rank = #32
With a spotlight on Virginia Beach City, the chart above displays the distribution of the net percent change of total employment across Virginia's 82 counties over the period 2000-2016.
Those counties whose total employment growth registered above the statewide average over this period realized an increase in their statewide share of employment. Likewise, those counties whose employment growth registered below the statewide average experienced a decline in their relative share of total employment statewide.
Statewide Snippets:
  • Over 2000-2016 employment grew in fifty-three Virginia counties while declining in twenty-nine.
  • Employment growth in twenty-two counties outpaced the statewide average (16.78%), while growth in sixty counties trailed.
  • At the extremes of the distribution, Loudoun County posted the highest growth of employment (104.39%), while Buchanan County placed last by logging a -23.34% decline.
  • The spread in employment growth between the highest (Loudoun County, 104.39%) and lowest (Buchanan County, -23.34%) over 2000-2016 equated to 127.73% ( = 104.39% − -23.34%).
  • Employment growth statewide is but a weighted metric that stems from each county's share of employment statewide. On this point, as the largest county in Virginia, Virginia Beach City's net employment growth over 2000-2016 of 25,580 made up 3.47% of the total net growth statewide (737,896):

Virginia Beach City: Percent Share of Virginia's
Employment Growth, 2000-2016:

3.47% = (25,580 / 737,896) x 100
Virginia Beach City Snippets:
  • Over 2000-2016, Virginia Beach City posted a 10.93% net gain in employment.
  • Virginia Beach City was joined by fifty-nine other counties whose employment growth over 2000-2016 registered below the statewide average (16.78%).
  • Ranked #32 among Virginia's 82 counties, Virginia Beach City's employment growth (10.93%) trailed the statewide average of 16.78% by a 5.85% margin.
  • Virginia Beach City's net employment growth (10.93%, #32) over 2000-2016 registered just above that of King George County (10.79%, #33) and just below that of Caroline County (11.55%, #31).
  • Virginia Beach City's share of employment statewide slipped from 5.32% in 2000 to 5.06% in 2016, resulting in a share-shift of -0.27%.

Data Definition

The BEA employment series for states and local areas comprises estimates of the number of jobs, full-time plus part-time, by place of work. Full-time and part-time jobs are counted at equal weight. Employees, sole proprietors, and active partners are included, but unpaid family workers and volunteers are not included. Proprietors employment consists of the number of sole proprietorships and the number of partners in partnerships. The description "by place of work" applies to the wage and salary portion of the series and, with relatively little error, to the entire series. The proprietors employment portion of the series, however, is more nearly by place of residence because, for nonfarm sole proprietorships, the estimates are based on IRS tax data that reflect the address from which the proprietor's individual tax return is filed, which is usually the proprietor's residence. The nonfarm partnership portion of the proprietors employment series reflects the tax-filing address of the partnership, which may be either the residence of one of the partners or the business address of the partnership. The employment estimates are designed to be consistent with the estimates of wage and salary disbursements and proprietors' income that are part of the personal income series. The employment estimates are based on the same sets of source data as the corresponding earnings estimates and are prepared with parallel methodologies. Two forms of proprietors' income-the income of limited partnerships and the income of tax-exempt cooperatives-have no corresponding employment estimates.

United States. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Income Division.
Regional Definitions. 2017. Web.
http://bea.gov/regional/definitions/

Employment Growth by County
2000 vs. 2016, Net Percent Change
Employment Growth by County
View Distribution Totals as: Actual Percent
     
 
County Distribution of Employment Growth, 2000 vs. 2016
More
than
40%
40%
to
30%
30%
to
20%
20%
to
10%
10%
to
0%
0%
to
-10%
-10%
to
-20%
-20%
or
Below
Total
2000 vs. 2016
7
5
8
13
20
16
11
2
82
 
     
Employment by County, 2016
Employment by County, 2016
Virginia Beach City 2016
Employment = 259,662
Percent of State = 5.06%
Rank = #1
Highland County 2016
Employment = 1,324
Percent of State = 0.03%
Rank = #82
Again highlighting Virginia Beach City's position, the bar graph above displays the disposition by county of 2016 employment statewide totaling 5,136,439.

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Statewide Snippets:
  • Ranked #1, Virginia Beach City's 2016 employment totaled 259,662, equating to 5.06% of the statewide total.
  • Ranked last (#82), Highland County's employment of 1,324 in 2016 comprised just 0.03% of the total statewide. Highland County's employment in 2016 equates to just 0.5% to that of Virginia Beach City's.
  • Virginia Beach City's 2016 employment (259,662) exceeded the combined employment (259,533) of Virginia's forty-five smallest counties.
Virginia Beach City Snippets:
  • Virginia Beach City's employment in 2016 ranked #1, amounting to 5.06% of the statewide total.
  • Virginia Beach City's employment of 259,662 exceeds the combined total (259,533) of Virginia's forty-five smallest counties.
Employment by County, 2016
Employment by County, 2016
View Distribution Totals as: Actual Percent
     
 
County Distribution of Employment, 2016
More
than
125,000
125,000
to
100,000
100,000
to
75,000
75,000
to
50,000
50,000
to
25,000
25,000
or
Below
Total
2016
9
1
2
3
3
64
82
 
     

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Virginia Net Employment by County:
2000 vs. 2016
 
2000
 
2016
 
2000 - 2016
 
 
 
 
17,551
0.40
 
18,227
0.35
 
3.85
676
0.09
-0.04
 
4,349
0.10
 
4,487
0.09
 
3.17
138
0.02
-0.01
 
13,177
0.30
 
11,899
0.23
 
-9.70
-1,278
-0.17
-0.07
 
5,989
0.14
 
5,245
0.10
 
-12.42
-744
-0.10
-0.03
 
200,642
4.56
 
226,133
4.40
 
12.70
25,491
3.45
-0.16
 
3,045
0.07
 
3,121
0.06
 
2.50
76
0.01
-0.01
 
25,982
0.59
 
30,615
0.60
 
17.83
4,633
0.63
0.01
 
2,763
0.06
 
2,885
0.06
 
4.42
122
0.02
-0.01
 
12,744
0.29
 
15,295
0.30
 
20.02
2,551
0.35
0.01
 
6,803
0.15
 
5,740
0.11
 
-15.63
-1,063
-0.14
-0.04
 
10,725
0.24
 
8,222
0.16
 
-23.34
-2,503
-0.34
-0.08
 
5,606
0.13
 
5,001
0.10
 
-10.79
-605
-0.08
-0.03
 
8,136
0.18
 
9,076
0.18
 
11.55
940
0.13
-0.01
 
2,107
0.05
 
2,286
0.04
 
8.50
179
0.02
-0.00
 
5,710
0.13
 
5,153
0.10
 
-9.75
-557
-0.08
-0.03
 
137,154
3.12
 
186,154
3.62
 
35.73
49,000
6.64
0.51
 
6,279
0.14
 
7,283
0.14
 
15.99
1,004
0.14
-0.00
 
1,514
0.03
 
1,400
0.03
 
-7.53
-114
-0.02
-0.01
 
18,119
0.41
 
23,821
0.46
 
31.47
5,702
0.77
0.05
 
2,279
0.05
 
2,321
0.05
 
1.84
42
0.01
-0.01
 
4,743
0.11
 
4,404
0.09
 
-7.15
-339
-0.05
-0.02
 
5,291
0.12
 
5,602
0.11
 
5.88
311
0.04
-0.01
 
26,860
0.61
 
35,934
0.70
 
33.78
9,074
1.23
0.09
 
5,617
0.13
 
6,097
0.12
 
8.55
480
0.07
-0.01
 
5,670
0.13
 
7,658
0.15
 
35.06
1,988
0.27
0.02
 
18,621
0.42
 
22,684
0.44
 
21.82
4,063
0.55
0.02
 
7,211
0.16
 
6,849
0.13
 
-5.02
-362
-0.05
-0.03
 
13,079
0.30
 
13,971
0.27
 
6.82
892
0.12
-0.03
 
12,476
0.28
 
20,073
0.39
 
60.89
7,597
1.03
0.11
 
4,840
0.11
 
4,977
0.10
 
2.83
137
0.02
-0.01
 
5,054
0.11
 
6,152
0.12
 
21.73
1,098
0.15
0.00
 
18,424
0.42
 
16,554
0.32
 
-10.15
-1,870
-0.25
-0.10
 
48,320
1.10
 
68,853
1.34
 
42.49
20,533
2.78
0.24
 
193,239
4.39
 
248,177
4.83
 
28.43
54,938
7.45
0.44
 
1,366
0.03
 
1,324
0.03
 
-3.07
-42
-0.01
-0.01
 
16,053
0.36
 
15,850
0.31
 
-1.26
-203
-0.03
-0.06
 
2,283
0.05
 
1,800
0.04
 
-21.16
-483
-0.07
-0.02
 
13,635
0.31
 
15,106
0.29
 
10.79
1,471
0.20
-0.02
 
4,815
0.11
 
5,976
0.12
 
24.11
1,161
0.16
0.01
 
6,533
0.15
 
6,974
0.14
 
6.75
441
0.06
-0.01
 
8,811
0.20
 
7,344
0.14
 
-16.65
-1,467
-0.20
-0.06
 
111,265
2.53
 
227,420
4.43
 
104.39
116,155
15.74
1.90
 
11,832
0.27
 
13,674
0.27
 
15.57
1,842
0.25
-0.00
 
4,354
0.10
 
3,956
0.08
 
-9.14
-398
-0.05
-0.02
 
6,245
0.14
 
5,505
0.11
 
-11.85
-740
-0.10
-0.03
 
2,793
0.06
 
3,003
0.06
 
7.52
210
0.03
-0.01
 
18,722
0.43
 
15,969
0.31
 
-14.70
-2,753
-0.37
-0.11
 
4,596
0.10
 
5,492
0.11
 
19.50
896
0.12
0.00
 
5,137
0.12
 
7,102
0.14
 
38.25
1,965
0.27
0.02
 
4,007
0.09
 
7,747
0.15
 
93.34
3,740
0.51
0.06
 
7,178
0.16
 
6,970
0.14
 
-2.90
-208
-0.03
-0.03
 
4,315
0.10
 
4,492
0.09
 
4.10
177
0.02
-0.01
 
7,919
0.18
 
7,620
0.15
 
-3.78
-299
-0.04
-0.03
 
10,420
0.24
 
14,994
0.29
 
43.90
4,574
0.62
0.06
 
9,923
0.23
 
8,825
0.17
 
-11.07
-1,098
-0.15
-0.05
 
8,252
0.19
 
8,223
0.16
 
-0.35
-29
-0.00
-0.03
 
10,279
0.23
 
11,524
0.22
 
12.11
1,245
0.17
-0.01
 
10,906
0.25
 
12,171
0.24
 
11.60
1,265
0.17
-0.01
 
19,518
0.44
 
16,649
0.32
 
-14.70
-2,869
-0.39
-0.12
 
3,450
0.08
 
3,554
0.07
 
3.01
104
0.01
-0.01
 
3,833
0.09
 
4,180
0.08
 
9.05
347
0.05
-0.01
 
12,235
0.28
 
10,221
0.20
 
-16.46
-2,014
-0.27
-0.08
 
7,483
0.17
 
7,746
0.15
 
3.51
263
0.04
-0.02
 
19,687
0.45
 
20,691
0.40
 
5.10
1,004
0.14
-0.04
 
19,135
0.44
 
16,820
0.33
 
-12.10
-2,315
-0.31
-0.11
 
32,920
0.75
 
60,946
1.19
 
85.13
28,026
3.80
0.44
 
2,605
0.06
 
3,181
0.06
 
22.11
576
0.08
0.00
 
4,721
0.11
 
4,888
0.10
 
3.54
167
0.02
-0.01
 
20,534
0.47
 
19,576
0.38
 
-4.67
-958
-0.13
-0.09
 
13,881
0.32
 
17,519
0.34
 
26.21
3,638
0.49
0.03
 
5,236
0.12
 
6,028
0.12
 
15.13
792
0.11
-0.00
 
14,563
0.33
 
15,915
0.31
 
9.28
1,352
0.18
-0.02
 
113,355
2.58
 
126,564
2.46
 
11.65
13,209
1.79
-0.11
 
102,029
2.32
 
129,407
2.52
 
26.83
27,378
3.71
0.20
 
82,629
1.88
 
75,937
1.48
 
-8.10
-6,692
-0.91
-0.40
 
114,221
2.60
 
122,700
2.39
 
7.42
8,479
1.15
-0.21
 
223,149
5.07
 
212,112
4.13
 
-4.95
-11,037
-1.50
-0.94
 
52,369
1.19
 
59,223
1.15
 
13.09
6,854
0.93
-0.04
 
193,993
4.41
 
190,902
3.72
 
-1.59
-3,091
-0.42
-0.69
 
87,526
1.99
 
82,385
1.60
 
-5.87
-5,141
-0.70
-0.39
 
26,053
0.59
 
41,359
0.81
 
58.75
15,306
2.07
0.21
 
234,082
5.32
 
259,662
5.06
 
10.93
25,580
3.47
-0.27
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4,398,543
100.00
 
5,136,439
100.00
 
16.78
737,896
100.00
0.00
 
3,888,117
88.40
 
4,652,837
90.58
 
19.67
764,720
103.64
2.19
 
510,426
11.60
 
483,602
9.42
 
-5.26
-26,824
-3.64
-2.19
 
100,654
2.29
 
127,658
2.49
 
26.83
27,004
3.66
0.20
 
12,635
0.29
 
9,890
0.19
 
-21.73
-2,745
-0.37
-0.09
 
61,773
1.40
 
65,232
1.27
 
5.60
3,459
0.47
-0.13
 
85,971
1.95
 
87,606
1.71
 
1.90
1,635
0.22
-0.25
 
21,071
0.48
 
16,884
0.33
 
-19.87
-4,187
-0.57
-0.15
 
42,292
0.96
 
42,385
0.83
 
0.22
93
0.01
-0.14
 
746,712
16.98
 
894,068
17.41
 
19.73
147,356
19.97
0.43
 
57,883
1.32
 
72,099
1.40
 
24.56
14,216
1.93
0.09
 
9,950
0.23
 
9,632
0.19
 
-3.20
-318
-0.04
-0.04
 
41,937
0.95
 
31,633
0.62
 
-24.57
-10,304
-1.40
-0.34
 
49,609
1.13
 
57,471
1.12
 
15.85
7,862
1.07
-0.01
 
55,373
1.26
 
64,271
1.25
 
16.07
8,898
1.21
-0.01
 
57,027
1.30
 
51,813
1.01
 
-9.14
-5,214
-0.71
-0.29
 
28,749
0.65
 
36,493
0.71
 
26.94
7,744
1.05
0.06
 
141,813
3.22
 
234,405
4.56
 
65.29
92,592
12.55
1.34
 
74,131
1.69
 
76,399
1.49
 
3.06
2,268
0.31
-0.20
 
18,569
0.42
 
19,162
0.37
 
3.19
593
0.08
-0.05
 
69,386
1.58
 
84,697
1.65
 
22.07
15,311
2.07
0.07
 
11,171
0.25
 
11,362
0.22
 
1.71
191
0.03
-0.03
 
59,872
1.36
 
80,245
1.56
 
34.03
20,373
2.76
0.20
 
42,678
0.97
 
40,435
0.79
 
-5.26
-2,243
-0.30
-0.18
 
20,774
0.47
 
18,969
0.37
 
-8.69
-1,805
-0.24
-0.10
 
27,548
0.63
 
34,055
0.66
 
23.62
6,507
0.88
0.04
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
165,370,800
 
193,668,400
 
17.11
28,297,600
 
142,139,665
 
169,829,247
 
19.48
27,689,582
 
23,231,135
 
23,839,153
 
2.62
608,018
Source: Calculations by the Virginia Regional Economic Analysis Project (VA-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2017
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