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Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth

There were 78,300 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 87,179 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg added 900 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 439 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Blacksburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 78,300 +900 +1,000
CPS 87,179 +439 +698

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 in February 2017 is at a new high of 78,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 87,466 for Blacksburg in December 2015. 287 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg since then according to the household survey. From a June 2016 low of 85,810, Blacksburg has added 1,369 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 78,300 900 87,179 439
January 2017 77,400 -200 86,740 -238
December 2016 77,600 200 86,978 530
November 2016 77,400 -100 86,448 20
October 2016 77,500 -100 86,428 8
September 2016 77,600 300 86,420 -10
August 2016 77,300 -200 86,430 341
July 2016 77,500 100 86,089 279
June 2016 77,400 -300 85,810 -21
May 2016 77,700 -200 85,831 -356
April 2016 77,900 500 86,187 -221
March 2016 77,400 100 86,408 -73