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Roanoke, Virginia Job Growth

There were 165,000 jobs in Roanoke, Virginia in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 155,313 employed persons for the month. Roanoke added 400 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 166 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Roanoke job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 165,000 +400 +2,800
CPS 155,313 +166 +4,213

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Roanoke, Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Roanoke 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 Roanoke, Virginia

CES employment for Roanoke in August 2017 is at a new high of 165,000.

CPS employment in August 2017 for Roanoke is at a new high of 155,313.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Roanoke, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 165,000 400 155,313 166
July 2017 164,600 -100 155,147 751
June 2017 164,700 1,800 154,396 801
May 2017 162,900 -200 153,595 -85
April 2017 163,100 -1,000 153,680 -238
March 2017 164,100 800 153,918 540
February 2017 163,300 -900 153,378 335
January 2017 164,200 1,800 153,043 757
December 2016 162,400 300 152,286 246
November 2016 162,100 -800 152,040 326
October 2016 162,900 500 151,714 421
September 2016 162,400 200 151,293 193