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Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth

There were 77,900 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 89,076 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg lost 800 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 376 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Blacksburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 77,900 -800 +500
CPS 89,076 -376 +1,882

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Blacksburg, Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Blacksburg as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Blacksburg, Virginia

CES employment for Blacksburg peaked in July 2017 at 79,400. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 89,724 for Blacksburg in September 2017. 648 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 77,900 -800 89,076 -376
October 2017 78,700 0 89,452 -272
September 2017 78,700 -700 89,724 459
August 2017 79,400 0 89,265 267
July 2017 79,400 100 88,998 478
June 2017 79,300 200 88,520 336
May 2017 79,100 800 88,184 232
April 2017 78,300 300 87,952 403
March 2017 78,000 -300 87,549 361
February 2017 78,300 900 87,188 250
January 2017 77,400 -200 86,938 -296
December 2016 77,600 200 87,234 40