Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth
There were 76,600 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 86,431 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg lost 500 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3 (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 peaked in August 2016 at 78,400. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 87,466 for Blacksburg in December 2015. 1,035 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg since then according to the household survey. From a June 2016 low of 85,810, Blacksburg has added 621 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History