The 2016 Chamber Jobs Report marks the thirteenth year in which the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce has reported comprehensively on the jobs landscape of the Greater Charlottesville communities the chamber serves. These annual Chamber Jobs Reports have become a definitive indicator of jobs activity over the long term, within the region.
The 2016 Chamber Jobs Report informs comprehensively on job activity over the last decade (2005-2015). As with previous Chamber Jobs Reports, the 2016 Chamber Jobs Report includes jobs data from the Greater Charlottesville region: Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Louisa County, Nelson County, and Orange County.
The 2016 Chamber Jobs Report presents a comparison of overall job growth since 2005 in the Greater Charlottesville region and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Combined private and public sector employment increased by 13.74% in the Greater Charlottesville region. This compares favorably against the overall employment growth of 4.2% experienced in Virginia outside of the region. Private sector employment in the Greater Charlottesville region has grown over the decade – 76,581 private sector jobs reported in 2005 and 87,652 private sector jobs reported in 2015 – an increase of 11,071 jobs (14.46%).