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.
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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
Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History