The 2018 Chamber Jobs Report marks the fifteenth 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 2018 Chamber Jobs Report informs comprehensively on job activity over the last decade (2007-2017). As with previous Chamber Jobs Reports, the 2018 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 2018 Chamber Jobs Report presents a comparison of overall job growth since 2007 in the Greater Charlottesville region and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The data show that, over the study period, private enterprise job growth within Greater Charlottesville (+9.23%) more than doubled the rate of private enterprise job growth in the rest of Virginia (+4.61%). Greater Charlottesville outpaced the rest of Virginia in seven (7) of ten (10) private enterprise industry sectors. The Report further reveals jobs growth in eight (8) of ten (10) private enterprise job sectors. Over the period, “Natural Resources & Mining;” “Other Services;” “Leisure & Hospitality;” “Construction;” and, “Manufacturing” are the five leading percentage jobs gain areas.