Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Chamber of Commerce's Employment Report

Bryan McKenzie reports in this morning's Progress (here) that the the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce's just-released employment report shows a decrease, during 2008, of 1,054 jobs in the private sector (the coverage area is Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson and Greene).

The report identifies a total, in '08, of 73,660 private sector jobs and 30,570 public sector jobs (the public sector is deemed to include UVa and PVCC).

The Chamber predicts a continued private sector decrease in 2009 but does see hope in the stimulative effect of approximately 800 new positions at the NGIC facility at Rivanna Station.
Job losses were reported in 7 of 10 industry categories:
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Information
  • Financial activities
  • Professional and business services
  • Education and health services
3 industries experienced job growth:
  • Mining and natural resources
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Other services
The Chamber of Commerce's website is here.