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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 284,313
Elementary and Secondary Schools 241,417
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 166,919
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 109,180
Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities 82,531
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 79,868
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 79,715
Employment Services 76,523
Management of Companies and Enterprises 75,778
Grocery Stores 75,257
Offices of Physicians 72,673
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 72,170
National Security and International Affairs 70,042
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 62,337
Building Equipment Contractors 61,286
General Merchandise Stores, including Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 59,047
Individual and Family Services 57,349
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 49,522
Traveler Accommodation 45,215
Ship and Boat Building 38,612