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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.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 76,600 -500 -200
CPS 86,431 +3 -895

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

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 76,600 -500 86,431 3
October 2016 77,100 -200 86,428 8
September 2016 77,300 -1,100 86,420 -10
August 2016 78,400 300 86,430 341
July 2016 78,100 100 86,089 279
June 2016 78,000 1,000 85,810 -21
May 2016 77,000 100 85,831 -356
April 2016 76,900 -100 86,187 -221
March 2016 77,000 -200 86,408 -73
February 2016 77,200 300 86,481 -242
January 2016 76,900 -700 86,723 -743
December 2015 77,600 800 87,466 140