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Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth

There were 79,100 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 88,261 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg added 800 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 309 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Blacksburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,100 +800 +1,400
CPS 88,261 +309 +1,789

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 May 2017 is at a new high of 79,100.

CPS employment in May 2017 for Blacksburg is at a new high of 88,261.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 79,100 800 88,261 309
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
November 2016 77,400 -100 87,194 97
October 2016 77,500 -100 87,097 164
September 2016 77,600 300 86,933 215
August 2016 77,300 -200 86,718 214
July 2016 77,500 100 86,504 88
June 2016 77,400 -300 86,416 -56