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Industry information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program.
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Top Industries in Virginia

Industry Employees
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 281,622
Elementary and Secondary Schools 238,963
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 162,302
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 109,830
Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities 81,488
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 79,244
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 76,849
Grocery Stores 76,297
Management of Companies and Enterprises 73,491
Employment Services 72,075
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 71,288
Offices of Physicians 69,590
National Security and International Affairs 68,734
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 61,104
General Merchandise Stores, including Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 59,854
Building Equipment Contractors 59,380
Individual and Family Services 58,046
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 49,248
Traveler Accommodation 45,905
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 37,844